WATERVILLE – Sister Marie Therese (Marie Laure) Beaudoin, 87, died Monday, Feb. 16, at Mount St. Joseph.

She was born in Lewiston, Feb. 8, 1922, the daughter of Alcide and Marie Alice (Bilodeau) Beaudoin, the oldest of six children.

She attended Holy Family School, St. Peter’s Cours Superieur and Lewiston High School. She received her bachelor of arts degree at Regis College, Mass., her M.S.W. at the University of Michigan, and attended l’Institut Catholique in Paris, France, where she received her certification in French.

In 1943, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon making her first profession in 1945. She was a teaching principal during some 25 years in Chisholm, Jackman, Lewiston and Winslow Catholic schools.

During her second career, as a social worker, she served one year in France. In 1952, she was involved in the construction of Marie Joseph Emergency Hospital in Jackman. In 1964, she was connected with the transformation and administration of Sisters’ Hospital into Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home in Waterville. In 1972, she was involved with the planning, construction and administration of Deering Pavilion, a residential home for the elderly in Portland.

From 1976 to 1994 she was comissioned as provincial treasurer. After her golden jubilee, she served as archivist of the Maine province. A member of Faith in Action and Hospice Volunteers, she gave spiritual support to the sick, the dying and bereaved.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Jean Paul Beaudoin; and four sisters, Marie Therese Lugner, Jacqueline Michaud, Yvette Grondin and Pauline Beaudoin.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph extend their most sincere appreciation to all who cared for Sister Marie Therese during her illness. especially the nursing staff at Mount St. Joseph and the HealthReach personnel.

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