Sister Andrée Pige, D.C.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Andrée Pige, D.C., was celebrated Dec. 23, 2014, at DePaul Chapel in Albany, N.Y. Burial followed at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, N.Y.
Sister died Dec. 17, 2014, at St. Louise House in Albany. She was 95 years of age and 71 years vocation.
Born in Pithiviers, Loiret, France, Sept. 30, 1919, Sister Andrée was the youngest of four children born to Armand and Juliette (Joly) Pige. She studied in her hometown and entered the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in May of 1943 at Neuilly-sur-Seine just outside of Paris. Sister Andrée completed Seminary (novitiate) in Paris and was missioned to Hôpital St. Luc in Lyon, France, in 1944 to work as an operating room nurse. When she was 35, Sister Andrée requested to be sent to foreign missions. She was missioned to Canada in 1954. There, she served for 30 years at St. Catherine Labouré Hospital in Coaticook, Québec, until governmental regulations required her retirement at age 65.
Sister Andrée then volunteered at St. Jean Évangelist Parish as sacristan and parish visitor to the elderly. In 2001, Sister was missioned to Montreal where she continued her ministry to the elderly at Little Sisters of the Poor residence for senior citizens.
Sister Andrée joined the Ministry of Prayer in Albany in October 2006, where she lived until the time of her death.
Sister Andrée was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by a nephew and niece who live in France, and her Sisters in Community.