Sister Claire Olivier, CSJ
1928 – 2015
Born in Acushnet, MA, Sr. Claire entered the convent in 1949. For 16 years she ministered as a teacher in France, Canada, and in the US in Massachusetts, California and New Hampshire. In 1976 she embarked on a second career in healthcare. She was a nurse and then became a pastoral care chaplain in a number of hospitals. After many years caring for patients, Sr. Claire became the Vice-President of Sponsorship in Covenant Health, Texas. She retired to Regina Residence in Orange in 2004 and she entered eternal life on December 31, 2015. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Motherhouse chapel on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Her burial will be held in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery on Friday, January 15, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sr. Claire’s name to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange at 480 S. Batavia Street, Orange 92868, for the support of their ongoing ministries.