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MARLBOROUGH – Sr. Vivian Lamontagne, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sr. M. Bernadette of the Rosary, died Thursday, April 05, 2018 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city. She was 82 yrs. old and in the 54th year of vowed religious life. Born in Ludlow, MA, she was the youngest of four children and the only daughter of Arthur and Stella (Mongeau) Lamontagne. She was a graduate of the former St. Anne Academy and attended St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing. She held CNA certification in Massachusetts. She joined the Sisters of St. Anne in 1961 in Marlborough and professed vows in 1963.
Sr. Vivian began her years of service as a primary grade teacher. She became a food manager in Sister of St. Anne convents in Worcester and Marlborough in Massachusetts and in Central Falls, RI. Following studies in Nursing, she spent many years caring for her religious community members at the then St. Anne Infirmary (now the Marie Esther Health Center) in Marlborough. She was a patient care assistant for several years at AdCare Hospital in Worcester. When she became a resident at St. Anne Convent, she served as a driver, a volunteer in the Health Center and a hospice visitor at UMass Memorial Campus, Hospice.
Sister Vivian was predeceased by her parents and her brothers. She leaves to grieve her nephew, Dan Lamontagne, the Sisters of St. Anne and the residents and staff of Marie Esther Health Center.
Viewing will be held at St. Anne Convent 720 Boston Post Road East, in Marlborough from 9 -10:15 am on Monday April 9 and will be followed by a funeral liturgy at 10:30 am in the convent chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough. A memorial contribution may be made to the Sisters of St. Anne, 720 Boston Post Road East or to a charity of your choice.
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