Sr. Thérèse Massé (Louis Daniel) Enters Life Eternal

Therese MasseAfter 96 years of a life dedicated entirely to the glory of her God and Savior, Sister Thérèse Massé, DHS, answered her Lord’s invitation to come and abide in Him forever. So it was that on Monday, July 18th, she unexpectedly entered eternal life at St. St. Joseph’s Living Center where she had been in residence  since late last month.

Sister Thérèse was born in Jewett City, CT on July 17, 1920 to Leontine (Roy) and Louis Massé. She knew the DHS as she was growing up and followed her desire to enter the Congregation in 1944. She pronounced her first vows in the chapel at the Provincial House in Putnam  in 1945 and spent many years in teaching and administration in Connecticut, Vermont and Canada. She also served the Province in its religious formation program working directly with postulants and novices during their time of training.

After retiring from the educational field in 1991, Sister was part of the Moosup, CT DHS community where she engaged in limited pastoral work and developed strong bonds with that parish community. Her declining mobility brought her to the Provincial House in Putnam in 2007 transferring to the Holy Spirit Health Care Center the following year.

Besides her Sisters in the Congregation, Sister Thérèse leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be an opportunity to gather in Sister’s memory at St. joseph Living Center in Windham on Thursday July 21st at 2:00 p.m. There will also be a wake at the Holy Spirit Provincial House Chapel on Thursday evening from 5-8 with the traditional prayer service at 7:15. F A Mass of Christian Burail will be celebratied at the Provincial House Chapel on Friday at  11:00 a.m. Sister will be laid to rest in St. Mary of the Visitation Cemetery on Providence Street in Putnam.

Memorial gifts may be made to Daughters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund and mailed directly to the Development Office at 72 Church Street  Putnam, CT 06260.

More information about Sister Thérèse may be obtained by contacting the Secretariat at 860-928-0891 ext. 118 or


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