AUBURN – Sister Elizabeth A. Platt, 87, of the Companions of Christ died at her home in Auburn, on Jan. 17, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.

Sister Elizabeth was born on Sept. 24, 1931, to William and Claire (Little) Platt in Media, Pa. She entered religious life as a Sister of St Francis of Philadelphia in 1950. During her early years she served the people of Boston and led a boys choir, the memory of which brought her joy throughout her life. In 1972, she began her service to the people of Maine. With the blessing of Bishops O’Leary and Proulx she formed the Companions of Christ in Portland where she served in several positions to include the Region 3 Catechetical Resource Person. In this position, as in all she did, she found true joy in meeting people and sharing her love of her church and her God.

In 1987 she moved to Auburn and began to share her faith with the people of Sacred Heart Parish as the pastoral assistant where she served until her death. During this time, she influenced many lives through the children’s choir, faith formation education, and ministering to members of the parish, especially the sick and dying.  Perhaps she is best known for her ability to “enlist those around her’ in furtherance of these many ministries.

Sister Elizabeth is survived by Sister William Clare (OSF), (Mary), her sister-in-law Jeannette Platt and many nieces and nephews including Sister Irene Platt who served with her in the Companions of Christ from 1981 until the present day. Sister Elizabeth was preceded in death by sisters, Clare Platt and Gert Giorgini and brothers, Bill and Larry.

Condolences may be shared with Sisiter Elizabeth’s family at www.therfortingroupauburn.com

Reception of the body will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn followed by visiting hours until 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 11 a.m., also at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn, followed by committal prayers in the mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in her memory to:

Sister Elizabeth Pipe Organ Fund

24 Sacred Heart Place

Auburn, ME 04210