June 25, 2016
Sister Yvonne Therese Cusson, SSJ, died on June 25, 2016 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Watertown, NY. She is the daughter of Oliva J and Beatrice Yvette (Fecteau) Cusson and was born in Berlin, NH on January 24, 1945. Sister Yvonne Therese attended schools in Boston Spa, NY, Fort Covington, NY and is a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy High School, Watertown, NY in 1963. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph at Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, NY on September 7, 1963. Sister Yvonne graduated from Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, NY, Potsdam State College, Potsdam, NY and Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
Sister Yvonne Therese taught in the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ogdensburg at St. Andrew's School, Norwood, St. Patrick's School, Port Henry, Holy Name School, AuSable Forks, NY, Sacred Heart School, Watertown, NY, St. Mary's School, Ticonderoga, and St. Augustine's School, Peru. Sister took a sabbatical at Ain Karim, Fairfield, PA as an associate member of the retreat staff. She was asked to serve as Motherhouse Superior and Buildings and Grounds at the Sisters of St. Joseph, Motherhouse, Watertown, NY. Sister Yvonne returned to AuSable Forks, NY to serve as Pastoral Associate at Holy Name School and at the Roman Catholic Communities of AuSable Forks and Keeseville until she moved back to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sister Yvonne Therese is survived by her five brothers Gerard (Bertha), Hooksett, NH, Maurice (Veronica), Hooksett, NH, John (Marie) Pembroke, NH, Albert (Nancy) Florida, and Leo (Julie), Merrimack, NH, and six sisters Angele LeMay (Paul), Greybull, WY, Goffstown, NH, Claudette LeMay (Denis), Las Vegas, NV, Rita Troiano (Michael), Hooksett, NH, Jeannette Bergerson (Philip), Merrimack, NH, Florence Fitts (George), Concord, NH, Rose Marie Cusson, Manchester, NH and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The celebration of the Funeral Liturgy will be at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown on Thursday, June 30, at 11:00 am. Fr. Kris Lauzon, pastor of the Roman Catholic Communities of AuSable Forks and Keeseville will be the main celebrant. The wake will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm and from 7:00-9:00pm. The Wake Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Name, 14203 Rt. 9N, AuSable Forks, NY 12912, Holy Childhood Association (Diocese of Ogdensburg--Propagation of the Faith), 622 Washington St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669, or Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.