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Sister Yvonne Therese Cusson, SSJ

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.



#15 Judy Loftus Christop 2016-07-01 15:41
I am so sorry to hear of Sister Yvonne's passing. She was my favorite teacher at Sacred Heart and I have memories of her I will never forget. Truly a great person. My thoughts are with the family and sisters.
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#14 Mary & Scott F. 2016-06-30 09:17
Dear Florence, John, and family - We send our sympathy at the death of your sister. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Sending our love to all,
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#13 Ann Marie White 2016-06-29 21:46
To all of you.....our heartfelt sympathy and prayers as you go through this tremendous and difficult loss. She has a special place in heaven next to those who love her. Although we are far in miles, you are all close in heart! Love to all! Gary & Ann Marie (Cusson) White.
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#12 Evans 2016-06-29 16:27
Family and Friends of Sister Yvonne,
Thinking of you and praying comfort as you celebrate Sister Yvonne's life of selfless devotion to God and others.
Stephen and Michelle(Cusson ) Evans
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#11 Paulette Theriault 2016-06-28 19:44
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband Sylvio and I are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We are thankful that we had the opportunity and the privilege of reuniting with many of you at John and Marie's house not so long ago. We wish you all the strength necessary to make it through these difficult times. Know that she is in a better place and continues to smile upon us all, Love to all.
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#10 Kathy Van Ness 2016-06-28 19:35
My family and I were so sorry to hear of sisters passing . She meant so much to my children she was their favorite teacher. We all have very fond memories of all the wonderful thing she did with the kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that loved her.
Kathy, Dave, Michael ,David & Jen Van Ness
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#9 Jenny Damon Miller 2016-06-28 15:10
Yvonne was a classmate at IHA. When seated alphabetically, she would be in the seat in front of me. She was a special girl -- there was a quiet peace about her. I enjoyed her presence in our class -- I just wish that I would have gotten closer with her. My prayers are with her family. RIP Yvonne -- Love, Jenny Damon
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#8 Karen Monasky 2016-06-28 15:08
So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister, Rose Marie. May she rest in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus. May you and your family find consolation in your many memories and in your brothers and sisters in Christ. Praying for you all.
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#7 Pat Jellison 2016-06-28 15:00
Leo and Julie, I was so sad to hear of your loss. My heart is with you and your entire family as well as my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
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#6 Mary Oddi OBrien 2016-06-28 11:58
Sister Yvonne was my second grade teacher at Sacred Heart. I learned so much from her through the years. She truly was an amazing person and such an inspiration. I was saddened to hear the news that she passed away. She will be greatly missed and forever leave lasting footprints on those hearts she touched.
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