Date of death: 7/26/2012

Saint Meinrad Class: SB 2011

Sister Marguerite Rousseau, PM, 77, of Presentation of Mary, died July 26 at Mount Carmel Nursing Home.The daughter of Antonio and Marie-Anne (Labrie) Rousseau, she was born in Berlin on Sept. 18, 1934.She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson on July 30, 1952, pronounced her first vows on Feb. 2, 1955, and final vows on August 15, 1960.Sister Marguerite received her Bachelor of Education from Rivier University in Nashua, and a master’s degree in theology from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt.She continued her studies in religious education at both St. Joseph Colleges in Maine and Connecticut, and received her certificate in Christian ministry from the Ministry Institute of Notre Dame College in Manchester.During her career as an educator, Sister Marguerite served on the faculty of Catholic Junior High Schools in Rhode Island as a teacher and principal.She served as assistant provincial in the Manchester province for 12 years and as a member of the board of trustees of Rivier University for 14 years.She is survived by a brother, Joseph Rousseau, of Lancaster, Pa., and cousins.SERVICES: Calling hours at the Resurrection Chapel of St. Marie Residence, 495 Mammoth Road, Manchester, will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Resurrection Chapel on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Presentation of Mary Cemetery, Hudson.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with the arrangements.To send a message of condolence, please go to the Union Leader.