College Honors Deceased Employees During Annual Memorial Mass

November 3, 2021

By Anna Brennan-Curry

On All Soul’s Day, Tues., Nov. 5, members of the Saint Anselm College community gathered at the Abbey Church to remember employees who passed away in the last year.

During the annual memorial Mass, the Anselmian community, past and present, gathered to remember, honor, and pray for their colleagues. Since the College was unable to welcome guests to campus last year, this year’s Mass highlighted all those who have passed since November 2019.

The employees honored during the mass were: 

  • Jack Ballard (Library)
  • Lucille Bellisle (Library)
  • Fr. George Berthold, S.T.D. (Theology Department)
  • Audrey Biwer (Library)
  • Roger Blais (Modern Languages Department)
  • Roger Conrad Longval (Physical Plant)
  • Therese Coulombe (Library)
  • Cathy Cray (College Health Services)
  • Norma Creaghe (Library)
  • Debra Durant (Library)
  • Fr. Peter J. Guerin (Dean’s Office, Theology Department, Campus Ministry)
  • Pauline Hensey (Library)
  • Sr. Amy (M. Amy Xavier) Hoey (English Department)
  • James Kennedy (Library)
  • Lucille Lavoie (Nursing Department)
  • Jeanne Levesque (Library)
  • Bobby ‘Mac’ McCullough (Physical Plant)
  • Jeanne Marie Poisson (Library)
  • Fr. Laurence Schlegel, O.S.B. (Library)
  • Catherine ‘Kay’ Simpson (Dean’s Office, Campus Ministry)
  • Michael W. Smith (Sociology Department)
  • Joyce Snow (Library)
  • Jeanne Welch (Library) 

“The fall is a time of transition and reflection, a time to observe the changes in nature and give deeper thought to the cycles of life and death,” said Dr. Susan Gabert ’91, assistant dean of students and director of campus ministry. “We as a community come together each November to remember, honor, and pray for our colleagues – faculty and staff of this community who have gone before us.”

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