Sister Stephen Marie de Ste. Gertrude, LSP
PAWTUCKET - Sister Stephen Marie de Ste. Gertrude, LSP, a Religious Sister of The Little Sisters of the Poor, Saint Jeanne Jugan Residence, Pawtucket, died Friday, January 20, 2012 at The Residence. Born Kathleen Frances Cronin in Saugus, MA, on December 3, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Gertrude V. (Dugan) Cronin.
She entered the Little Sisters of the Poor and professed her first vows at The Queen's Novitiate on June 9, 1960 and her final vows at LaTour St. Joseph on October 15, 1964. Sister came to Saint Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket on November 1, 2002. Besides her Religious Community of The Little Sisters of the Poor, Sister is survived by her sister Trudy Gavin of Saugus, MA.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00am in the chapel of the Saint Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., Pawtucket. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at The Residence on Sunday January 22, 2012 from 2 to 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to The Little Sisters of the Poor will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home.