Obituary: Sister Paulette Anne Ducharme, Osu Passes Away 2024


Obituary for Sister Paulette Anne Ducharme, OSU

Waterville, Maine – Sister Paulette Anne Ducharme, OSU, 76, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2024, at her residence in Waterville.

Early Life and Vocation

Sister Paulette Anne was born in Waterville on July 10, 1948, to devoted parents, Paul and Antoinette (née Gagnon) Ducharme. From a young age, she felt drawn to a life of service and spirituality. After completing her secondary education, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of the Province of Quebec in 1966.

Religious Life and Ministry

As a dedicated Ursuline nun, Sister Paulette Anne embarked on a fulfilling journey of faith and service. She held various leadership roles within her religious community and dedicated her life to promoting education and social justice. Her unwavering commitment to serving others extended beyond the walls of the convent, as she actively participated in outreach programs and community initiatives.

Legacy of Compassion

Throughout her life, Sister Paulette Anne was known for her infectious smile, compassionate nature, and unwavering faith. She possessed a deep understanding of human suffering and dedicated herself to alleviating the burdens of those in need. Her gentle spirit and unwavering optimism inspired countless individuals, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.

Burial and Celebration of Life

In accordance with her wishes, Sister Paulette Anne’s burial will take place on June 7, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the cemetery at St. Angela Way in Waterville. The burial service will be followed by a celebration of her life and legacy at the chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of the Province of Quebec.

Expressions of Sympathy

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of the Province of Quebec’s Scholarship Fund, which supports the education of future generations of young women.

Sister Paulette Anne’s passing is a profound loss for her religious community, her extended family, and the countless individuals whose lives she touched. Her legacy of love, service, and faith will continue to inspire others for generations to come.

May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love of God and the prayers of those who knew her.