Sister Jacqueline Mary LaMarche, 93, formerly Sister Mary Paulita, a Sister of Mercy for 74 years, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Westerly.
Sister Jackie was pre-deceased by her parents Philip and Alice (Brassard) LaMarche and her siblings Philip LaMarche, Jerome LaMarche, Martha (LaMarche) Gauvin. She was also pre-deceased by her cousins Pauline (LaMarche) Sammataro, Gertrude (LaMarche) Nardone, and Marcelle (LaMarche) Fitchko and by her uncle and aunt Paul and Albina (Brassard) LaMarche who raised her. She is survived by nieces and nephews Philip Gara LaMarche, David LaMarche, Barbara Montalto, Stephen Gauvin, Jacquelyn Desmond, Philip Gauvin, Suzanne Matteson, John LaMarche, Thomas LaMarche, George LaMarche, Paul (Bill) LaMarche, Lois Taylor, Martha McLaughlin, Paul Nardone, and George Fitchko. She was pre-deceased by nephew Robert Gauvin. She is also survived by sister-in-law Mildred LaMarche.
Her ministries as a Sister of Mercy touched countless children in the Diocese of Providence and in Arizona where she volunteered to teach Native American children. In 1986 Sister returned to Rhode Island to serve as an AA counselor at Talbot House. Sister will be gratefully remembered by all those to whom she ministered.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:15 a.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, www.sistersofmercy.org/donate, would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit: www.galloglyfuneralhome.com
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