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Sr. Louise Tarpey, CSC

March 15, 1928 — October 9, 2021

Sr. Louise Tarpey, CSC (Sr.Louise-de-Marillac), of the Sisters of Holy Cross, passed away on October 9, 2021 at the age of 93.

She was born in New Bedford, MA on March 15, 1928 to Charles and Diana (Cournoyer) Tarpey. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1946 and pronounced her final vows in 1953.

Sr. Louise was an elementary school teacher in New Hampshire and Massachusetts from 1948 to 1950. Along with teaching Kindergarten at St. Leo's in Gonic, she became church organist and music teacher.

From 1965 to 1974, she taught music in NH and MA. In 1974, the community recognized Sr. Louise's Gift of Servant Leadership. Consequently, from 1974 to 1993 she was named superior in six NH convents where her kindness and gentleness were experienced by many. After her retirement in 1994, she volunteered at the Elliot Hospital knitting hats for newborn and premature babies, ran errands, was bookkeeper and wherever else a need arose.

Sr. Louise will be long remembered for her quiet presence and her contagious smile.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Charles.

Surviving family members include her sister-in-law, Judy; her three nephews, four grandnephews and one grandniece.

SERVICES: Private services were held at St. George Manor and burial was at St. Augustin Cemetery, both in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Holy Cross, 367 Island Pond Rd., Manchester, NH 03109.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester assisted with arrangements.
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