Vigil, funeral Mass set for Sister Lucienne Savoie

Sister Lucienne Savoie

Sister Lucienne Savoie died Jan. 9, 2015, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. She was 94 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 77 years. She was born in Dryburg, Mich., on Nov. 16, 1920, to Edmond and Lucienne Savoie, the fourth of 11 children, and was baptized Florence.

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia on Feb. 12, 1937. On Aug. 14, 1937, Florence received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Lucienne. She pronounced first vows on Aug. 15, 1938, and final vows on November 16, 1941.

Sister Lucienne graduated in 1943 from the St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Salina. In 1960 she received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Education from Marymount College, Salina, followed by a master’s degree from Boston College in Maternal and Child Health in 1962. Sister Lucienne served at Catholic hospitals in Salina and Sabetha, Kan., Ann Arbor, Mich., and El Paso, Texas.

She retired from nursing in 1975 and lived in Salina until 1977 at which time she moved to Las Cruces, N.M. In 2003 she returned to Kansas to retire at the Motherhouse in Concordia.

Sister Lucienne was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers. She is survived by one sister (Sister Mary Savoie) and two brothers.

A Bible Vigil Service will be held Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Mary Savoie as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m. also in the Motherhouse Chapel with Rev. Jim Hoover presiding. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery.

Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, Concordia, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials for Sister Lucienne Savoie may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia KS 66901. To make an online donation in Sister Lucienne’s memory, click on the button below:




4 thoughts on “Vigil, funeral Mass set for Sister Lucienne Savoie

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Lucienne also served in Silver City (which was not mentioned). She will be missed by so many of her friends in Silver and Las Cruces who loved her dearly. God bless you, Lucienne!

  • January 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Dear All,
    I was so saddened to hear of Sr. Lucienne’s passing. I enjoyed her very much and will miss that twinkle in her eye when I come to visit! She was a wonderful, dedicated woman, and I know she will be missed by so many!
    Sincerely, Mary

  • January 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Representing her cousin, Bertine Guenette Germain, family our deepest sympathies. Sr. “Lucy” was always the life of any family get together she was at.

  • January 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I shall miss this lovely warm sister, always so welcoming and caring.

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