Sr Dorothy Bujold necrology: one the UISG former Secretaries
Sr Dorothy was a UISG Secretary for 5 years: from 1980 to 1985
WATERVILLE – Sister Dorothy Bujold, formerly known as Sister Rita Marie, died on Jan. 15, 2021 at Mount Saint Joseph in Waterville at the age of 94 (1926 – 2021).
She was born on Feb. 11, 1926 in Waterville, the daughter of Leonard and Evelyne (Guite) Bujold.
Dorothy joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon in 1946, in South Berwick. From 1949 to 1969 she ministered with youth, teaching successively at the Academy of Saint Joseph in South Berwick and at the parochial schools of Saint Michael in South Berwick, Holy Family in Lewiston and Saint John in Winslow.
From 1969 to 1989 Sister Dorothy was mainly at the service of religious life. She was elected to the General Leadership of her Congregation in 1969 and lived in Lyon, France, until 1977. She was then missioned to Rome where for eight years she worked at the International Union of Superiors General.
In 1985, upon her return to Maine, she served for four years as Vicar for Religious in the Diocese of Portland.
In 1989, her Congregation made an appeal for Africa. Sister Dorothy answered that call and was missioned to West Africa at the age of 63. For 12 years she shared her life with the African people whom she loved, in the countries of Senegal, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.
During her last years of active ministry, at the age 75, she was missioned to St. Peter’s Church, Bingham, to provide parish outreach to the people in the area.
In May 2016, she moved to Mount Saint Joseph in Waterville.