October 11, 1933 - September 8, 2023
Mother Mary Anthony Lemire, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, died at Holy Family Motherhouse on Friday , September 8, after a long illness.
Mother Anthony was born in Norwich, CT on October 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Rose (Breault) Lemire. She attended schools in Norwich and Willimantic and entered the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church in 1957 and professed perpetual vows in 1964.
Mother was an inspiring educator in East Haven, Manchester, Willimantic, and Deep River. She also served at St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester, NH, and at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Janesville, WI. She developed lasting friendships with students, healthcare workers, patients and families, wherever she was called to serve. She was happiest, however, in serving her Religious Sisters as Director of Formation and in the government of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in various roles from 1988 until, due to her failing health, she retired in 2018. Our initial sadness at her death has been replaced by knowing that she so earnestly longed to see the face of God, and now her hope is being fulfilled.
Mother was predeceased by her parents, and her brothers Wilfred, Raymond and George Lemire, and her sister Doris Dugas. She is survived by her Sisters in Religion and by her brother Roger Lemire and her sister Theresa Doubleday, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews with whom she faithfully remained in contact, and two cousins, Lorraine Roberts and Anita Delaney.
Friends may call at the Motherhouse on Wednesday, September 13th from 2 to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, September 14th from 11:00 a.m. until the time of her funeral at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Godere-Guillot funeral home is assisting the Sisters with the arrangements.