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Sister Dolores A. Gonthier, SSCh.
  • Sisters of St. Chretienne
    197 Pleasant St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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“Sister Dolores. By far one of my favorite teachers at Our Lady of Consolation. Sixth grade. She was a phenom! Comfort and prayers to her loving...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nicole purcell - Pawtucket, RI

“So sorry for your loss. We knew Sister also from OLC. She was a wonderful person and will surely be missed. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lou & Elaine Genereux - Tiverton, RI

“To the Gonthier family, our condolences for your loss of your sister Roland. Aunt, sister-on-law. She sounds like a very special person.in our...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Roger and Janet Thivierge - Viera, FL

“so sorry that i will mot be seeing you anymore but i will forever carry you in my heart. i love you very much and i wish you peace and eternal love...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: joyce Jones - Portsmouth, NH

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5 of 9 | Posted by: Our Lady Of Consolation Pawtucket RI.

“She is in the Lord's hands Norm, and at peace. Our prayers are with you and all of your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tom and Barbara Godin - Franklin, MA

“May you rest in peace sister, from all your friends at AgingWell Adult Day Health Center. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carla Wright - Hudson, MA

“To the Gonthier Family I am sorry for your lose of Sister Dolores I know her from Our Lady Of Consolation Church in Pawtucket ,RI. she was that one...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Tiffany Bussiere - Plymouth, NH

“To allmycousins, I was just cleaning out an ancestry file and I came across pics and a note from sr. Dolores, she was a lovely person and will be...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: jerriyn roy girman - sturgeon bay, WI


Sister Dolores A. Gonthier, SSCh, (Sister Marie-Roland), died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Sisters of St. Chretienne Retirement Residence, 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough,MA.
Born in Amesbury,MA, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Yvonne (Roy) Gonthier.
Sister was educated by the Sisters of St. Chretienne at her parish elementary school, Sacred Heart, in Amesbury and the Juniorate at St. Chretienne Academy in Salem. She entered the Novitiate in Giffard, PQ in 1950, pronounced her first vows in 1952 and her final vows in 1958. After completing her teacher training she returned to Salem and began a long and dedicated career in education. Her assignments were spread throughout Canada, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. She loved her students and they were devoted to her. Many of them have kept in touch until the present.
Sr. Dolores was a "doer". Although she was officially retired, she continued to keep active. She helped with cleaning and odd jobs both for the Sisters and for her parish church, Our Lady of Consolation, in Pawtucket, RI. She spent time as the sacristan at the Cathedral in Providence, RI. and volunteered much of her time at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket when her mother was in residence there.
Sister loved her Congregation and had a deep devotion to the foundress, Madame de Mejanes.
She was known for her joyful disposition and was felt to be a gift to all in her community. She had a deep sense of gratitude which was evident even to her last days.
For the past 5 years, Sister taught English to the Chinese clients at the Aging Well Center in Marlborough where she was deeply appreciated and loved.
Sr. Dolores will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. She leaves us with the example of living a life of faithful service to God and His little ones and especially to those in need.
Sr. was very close to her family and had three older brothers who loved her dearly. She is survived by Roland Gonthier and his wife Phebe of Stonington CT and Normand Gonthier and his wife Shirley of Franklin, MA, and her sister-in-law Margaret Gonthier of Hopkinton, MA, and many nieces and nephews. The devotion which they showed during her illness was a great comfort to her. She was also the sister of the late Raymond Gonthier.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 17, from 3 -7 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm at the St. Chretienne Retirement Residence, 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:30 am at the Chapel of the St. Chretienne Retirement Residence.
Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Haverhill Rd., Amesbury, MA at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Chretienne , 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.