Sister Bernice King (Rose Bernice)

Sister Bernice KingSR. BERNICE KING (ROSE BERNICE) quietly slipped into eternal life on the afternoon of June 9, 2014 at the age of 85.  Bernice Yvonne King was born on October 3, 1928 and spent her early years in New Hampshire and in Maine, entered the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in August of 1960 and pronounced her first vows at the Provincial House in Putnam on June 1, 1962.  Sister’s years of service were dedicated to teaching at the elementary and high school levels, assisting the provincial secretaries and treasurer, working as receptionist at the Provincial House, carrying out secretarial and sacristan duties at St. Clare Home in Newport, Rhode Island  and doing clerical work for the Office of Policy and Management for the State of CT in Hartford.  Since 1999 Bernice resided at the Provincial House while volunteering her assistance in a variety of areas including transporting other Sisters in residence to varied and sundried appointments and events. Sister fully retired in 2010 and transferred to the Health Care Center in December of 2013.  Sister Bernice will rest in peace at St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam.

Memories about Sister Bernice may be shared with the Daughters by emailing

Calling hours will be at the Provincial House Chapel  from 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 12th  and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13th.

Wishes and gifts in Sister’s honor may be sent to the DHS Office of Development at 72 Church St. Putnam, CT 06260.


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