Sister Pauline LaRoche (Sr. Marie Regis) SUSC died October 28,2015 at the age of 93 at Mary Immaculate Nursing/Restorative Center. The daughter of the late J. Arthur and Juliette (Lajeunesse) LaRoche, Sr. Pauline was born in Cambridge, MA. Her brothers Gerard, Roland, Paul and Raymond pre-deceased her. She is survived by her brother Charles and sisters Sr. Claire LaRoche, SUSC and Madeleine (LaRoche) Musetti and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A graduate of the former Notre Dame High School, Cambridge, Sr. Pauline entered the Holy Union Sisters on September 8, 1942. She attended Sacred Heart School of Education, Fordham University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mt. St. Mary College, Hooksett, NH.
Sr. Pauline's first ministry was as a teacher in elementary schools in New York and Massachusetts. She taught at Sacred Heart High School, Lawrence and Rose Hawthorne High School, Concord. She served as superior and 7th grade teacher at the Country Day School of the Holy Union, Groton, MA and was principal and superior at Rose Hawthorne High School. She served as provincial of the former Sacred Heart Province of the Holy Union Sisters for one year before being elected Superior General of the Holy Union Sisters. Sr. Pauline, was the first American elected to this leadership position, which she held from 1965 to 75. At the end of her term she returned from Rome and spent several years caring for her elderly parents. From 1995 to 2002 she was the co-administrator of the Holy Union Sisters retirement community at St. Mary's Villa, Lowell. In 2002 she served as staff assistant in the province offices of the Holy Union Sisters in Milton, MA. In 2006, Sr. Pauline retired to Mary Immaculate Residence in Lawrence. Sr. Pauline celebrated seventy years as a Holy Union Sister In 2012.
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