Apr 2, 2014

OBITUARY: Sister Dominic Marie Cormier, SSJ



HOLYOKE – Sister of St. Joseph Dominic Marie Cormier ( formerly Anastasia), 98, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in her 79th year in the congregation, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, on April 2.

A native of Milford, Mass., she was the daughter of Dominic and Anastasia (McCann) Cormier. She received her early education at St. Mary School, Milford, and graduated from St. Mary High School there. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. 

She taught in the schools of the Worcester, Mass., Diocese at St. Stephen School, Worcester and St. Joseph School, Leicester; in the Springfield Diocese at the former Holy Rosary School, Holyoke and in the Providence, R.I., Diocese at St. Joseph School, Newport and St. Francis School, Warwick. 

She also served as clerk/receptionist at the Tri-Valley Elder Care Center, Uxbridge, Mass. She became a resident of St. Joseph Retirement Residence at Mont Marie in 1992. In 2004 she became a resident of Mont Marie Health Care Center.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Lucy Cormier, of Milford, Mass.; her niece, Yvonne Kozlowski, of Milford; and her nephews Edmund, Paul and Burton Cormier, of Northbridge, Mass., Brooksville, Fla., and Bellingham, Mass., respectively. She was predeceased by her brothers, Burton, Joseph and Francis Cormier.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie on Saturday, April 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with a prayer service at 10 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Mont Marie Chapel on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2739.