Sr. Estelle Airoldi, S.S.A.

Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 08, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tue., Jan. 08, 2013
Location: Saint Anne Convent

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Jan. 09, 2013
Location: Saint Anne Convent

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MARLBOROUGH – Sister Estelle Airoldi, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister M. Therese-Estelle, died at the age of 84 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on Saturday, January 5, 2013.  She was in her 65th year as a Sister of St. Anne.

She was the daughter of the late Philippe and Elise (Fredette) Airoldi and the youngest of six children.  Born in Holyoke, MA., she attended and graduated from the former Precious Blood Elementary and High Schools.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Anna Maria College, a Master’s degree in Education from St. Michael’s College and a degree in Education from the University of Montreal. 

In 1946, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Anne in Lachine, Quebec and made vows in 1948. From then until 1992, she taught in Elementary and High schools sponsored by the Sisters of St. Anne in Quebec, Canada and then became the Chief Financial Officer for the Sisters in her region.  In 1992, she returned to the United States and served in Marlborough, until her death, as the Assistant Province Treasurer for the Sisters of St. Anne (USA).

Sister Estelle was predeceased by her three brothers and two sisters.  In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her sister-in-law Mrs. Lucille (George) Airoldi, of Chicopee, MA,  nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, dear cousins and lifelong friends.

The wake will take place at St. Anne Convent, 720 Boston Post Rd. East, Marlborough, MA on Tuesday, January 8, from 2-4 pm followed by a prayer service and from 6-7:30 pm.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9 at 10 am in the Convent chapel with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Marlborough.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Retirement Fund or to a charity of your choice.

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Pam Plaisted
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Sr. Estelle had a special place in my heart. I am very grateful that I had the chance to work with her for many years through EBPA and had the chance
to meet her. What a beautiful lady, she will be missed!

Love you Sr. Estelle

Dianne Boria
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
I had the opportunity to work directly with Sister Estelle as a client of EBPA. We became friends and talked often of family, friends and our faiths. Sister will always hold a special place in my heart.
Dianne Boria

Barb Staszak
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I have only fond memories of Sr. Estelle from my high school days and beyond.. we kept in touch periodically via emails..She will always have a special place in my with the angles..xoxo

Kemlyne Aime
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sr. Estelle SSA was one of my favorite, she helped me with my homework etc. Before she passed she promesed me she'll pray for me in heaven and i know for sure she'll. She has a good heart rip Sr Estelle i will always love.
Kemlyne Aime associate of the Sister of St Anne

Margaret( Zupo) Larosa
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
May You Rest In Peace,Sister Estelle.
Former student from St.Annes School.Noranda,Quebec

Brian Sarsfield
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sister Estelle taught me during my final year in high school at St Anne's High School in Noranda. She was instrumental in me choosing to attend teacher's college and thus began my teaching career. Our condolences and prayers are extended to her family. May our Lord welcome his faithful daughter into His eternal light. RIP

Patrick Fleury
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I am a ex student of Sister Estelle at hebert school in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and only have good memories of her. Please let her familly know that I am thinking of them in this difficult times. She was a great teacher and she always gave me good advice in school and in life.

Barbara Carr (Pickett)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sincere condolances to Sister Estelle's family and to all her religious family of St. Anne. Sister was a wonderful person, teacher and a very good personal friend of my mother's. She will be missed.May you rest in peace secure in your Father's arms.

Diane Purdie
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I met you as a child in Northern Quebec and have never forgotten you. After reading what a rich, full life you've led, I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity to know you as an adult. May you be at peace, Sister Estelle.

Brenda Lemaire (McDonald)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sister Estelle was a teacher of mine at St. Anne's in Noranda, Quebec while I attended high school there. We have kept in touch over the past couple of years via email and now these emails will be sadly missed. Rest in peace now Sister Estelle.

Michelle Arcand
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
RIP Sister Estelle. She was a my math teacher in high school at Hebert School. She was a good teacher.

celina slowik
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Former student of Saint Anne's in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

Rest in peace Sister Estelle,always remembered never forgotten

Monique Hurn
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sister Estelle was a teacher of mine in St. Annes High School. She was a very strong individual and she made quite an impression on me. I have often thought of her over the years. She is probably the only High School Teacher that I really remember. One thing I do remember his her refusing to leave the classroom during a teachers walkout. We didn't want to either but eventually we were put where we had no option. I will never forget her determination that day. I will remember her always. Sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones and to all the students who felt about her the way I did.

Gail (Cuthbertson) Haarsma
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I had Sister Estelle as a math/geometry teacher and a typing teacher at St. Anne's High School in Noranda Quebec. What I always remember about Sister Estelle was that she would not expect/allow anyone to fail. Also, she had the cleanest classroom of any in the high school! As I am typing this, I realize that I can use all of my fingers because Sister Estelle taught us all how to type on manual type writers. When I went to journalism school at Carleton University I didn't have to take the typing class because I passed the typing placement exam with flying colours. Thank you Sister Estelle for your dedication to ALL students in the class room, and for making us memorize the Pythagorean theorem. You will be missed.

Robert Lagrotteria
   Posted Mon February 04, 2013
Sad to hear. What an awesome teacher she was. I will never forget her standing in the front of the class with her pointer. You better have known your times tables! Rest in peace.

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