OSSINING, N.Y. --Sister M. Christine LaTulippe, a Maryknoll sister from Ossining who served for 55 years, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Maryknoll Sisters Home Care IV. She was 84.
LaTulippe was born on May 10, 1930, to Lewis B. and Sadie LaRochelle LaTulippe in Colchester, Vt. She was one of 13 children born to the couple.
She entered Maryknoll on Sept. 2, 1959, from Holy Cross Parish, and made her First Profession of Vows on June 24, 1962, at the congregation’s novitiate in Topsfield, Mass., and her final vows on June 24, 1969, in the Philippines.
In 1965, Sister Christine was then sent to the Philippines, where she would spend a total of 20 years in ministry. She first worked as a nurse in St. Joseph’s Hospital for sugar cane workers in the province of Manapla, Negros Occidental, from 1965-68.
At the end of 1975, Sister Christine returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, where she served as a nurse to residents there until 1979.
She returned to the center where she worked in reception from 1988-1990, in promotion for the Development Department from 1992-93 and in various support services from 1994-2008. She also was a hospice worker at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, as well as a pastoral volunteer at Westchester County Medical Center, from 2000 to 2004.
She is survived by her brother, George LaTulippe of Plattsburgh, N.Y., two sisters, Mary Logan of Stamford, Conn., Nancy Lemery of Micro, N.C., and other relatives.
A vespers service will be held for Sister Christine on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 4:15 p.m., in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. in the same location. Burial will be in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery at the Center.
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