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In Memoriam to Our Departed American French Genealogical Society Members


The AFGS wishes to use this page as a way to recall and honor our departed members.

Sister Mary Eugena Poulin
1932 - 2008
SISTER MARY EUGENA POULIN, 76, a Sister of Mercy and a college professor, died Thursday at Mount St. Rita Health Centre.

Born Simone Theresa Poulin in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Annette (Jean) Poulin. After graduation from St. Mary Academy-Bay View, she entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1951 and professed her vows on March 12, 1954.

Sister Eugena Poulin

Sister obtained a Bachelor degree from the former Catholic Teachers College, an M.A. from Assumption College and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She taught in the elementary schools of the Diocese of Providence until 1981, when she was assigned to Salve Regina College. Sister taught there until 2007 when she left due to illness.

Sister was a genealogist and her historical research resulted in her induction in the American-French Genealogical Hall of Fame in 2004.

She leaves her religious family, the Sisters of Mercy, and two cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mount St. Rita Chapel, 15 Sumner Brown Rd., Cumberland. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:15. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sisters of Mercy Restricted Retirement Fund, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements with JAMES J. GALLOGLY & SONS, Funeral Directors. www.galloglyfuneralhome.com (obit from Providence Journal)


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