Sister’s name: Sister Albert Rita
Year of profession: 1953
Age: 89 years old
Date in born: June 14, 1933
Date of Death: June 9, 2023
Place of Death: St Joseph Living Center, Windham, CT
Date and Time of Funeral: Tuesday June 20, 2023 11:00 am
Place of Funeral: Corpus Christi Catholic Community/ St Joseph Church

For 18 years she taught in schools staffed by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in CT, CA and MA.  She served as Director of Religious Education in various parishes in MA and CT.  From 1978-1988 Sr. Irene was Associate Retreat Director and the first woman to serve in that capacity at the Holy Family Retreat House in West Hartford under the auspices of the Passionist Fathers.  Following that, she was Pastoral Associate at Ascension Parish in Worcester, MA and St. Peter’s Parish in Elizabethtown, PA.  Returning to Connecticut, Sr. Irene served in various capacities in the Archdiocese of Hartford—Instructor in Marriage Tribunal, Archivist, Director of the Office for Religious and Co-director of the Haitian Ministry.  In 2001 she became the Archivist for the US Province of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit.  At that time, she also assumed the responsibility for the Jubilee Choir and served on a number of Consultative Committees. Retiring in 2015, she joined the community at St Joseph Living Center in 2016.

 May God welcome her in his light!