Camille Rossignol


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Brother Camille Rossignol, SM, 89, a Marist Brother with the Marist Fathers and Brothers of Marist House Framingham, died, Thursday, April 6, at St. Patrick’s Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on July 11, 1916, in Van Buren, the son of the late Joseph and Alma (Michaud) Rossignol. Brother Camille chose religious life and made his religious profession on Sept. 8, 1935, at the Marist Novitiate on Staten Island, N.Y. He was a skilled tradesman and served five years at Maryvale Seminary in Bedford from 1935 to 1940.

He subsequently volunteered for the Marist foreign missions and served for the next 41 years of his life in the South Pacific on the islands of New Hebrides Vanuatu, 1940 to 1959 and New Caledonia 1959 to 1981. He returned to his homeland USA in 1981, and served as a maintenance man at Marist House until his retirement. He had been a resident at St. Patrick’s Manor since 2003.

He is survived by his brother, Claude Rossignol of Auburn; his stepbrothers, Emile “Gerry” Rossignol and his wife, Marie, of Lewiston, Patrick Rossignol and his wife, Evelyn, of North Carolina; his stepsisters, Simone Cote of Lisbon, Jeanne Anctil of Auburn, Elsie Anctil and her husband, Larry, of Connecticut, and Bernice Brousseau of Lewiston.

He was the brother of the late Albert and Louis Rossignol; stepbrother of the late Alfred, Demasse and Laurence Cyr, Nelson, Norman, Rene Rossignol; and his stepsisters, Alma Guerette and Cecile Dubois.