Ceremony to honor Sisters of Providence 2003 Jubilarians

June 18, 2004


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The Most Reverend Alex J. Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle, will preside at the liturgy, which will be followed by a luncheon in the parish hall honoring the Jubilarians.

A Jubilee gathering also was held in Spokane in May that was presided over by the Most Reverend William L. Skylstad, Bishop of Spokane.

The Jubilarians and their current residences are:

  • 80 years Sister Jane Dufault, Spokane;
  • 70 years Sisters Mary Florence Gaetz and Pauline Higgins, Seattle; and Sisters
  • Marguerite O’Connor and Margaret Anne Vosen, Spokane;
  • 60 years Sister Lucy Villanova, Burbank; Sister Rita Ferschweiler, Portland; Sisters Rita Bergamini and Mary Shearer, Seattle; Sisters Cecile Laprise, Annette Parent and Dorothy Zimmer, Spokane; and Sister Irene Charron, Yakima;
  • 50 years Sisters Yvonne LeBlanc and Shirley Smith, Seattle; and
  • 25 years Sister Jeanette Heindl, Portland.