Sister Lucille Marie (Lucille Evelyn) Beauchamp died on December 14, 2021 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. Sister Lucille Marie was born on May 4, 1922 in Escanaba, Michigan and was one of eleven children of Paul and Isaline (Viau) Beauchamp. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Escanaba, Michigan in 1940 and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1945.
After initial formation, Sister Lucille Marie was missioned to St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and received a B.S. in Nursing Education from DePaul University in 1952. Sister served as Nurse Supervisor at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee (1946 to 1950) and County Hospital in Mobile, Alabama (1950 to 1961). She received an MSN in Nursing Education Administration from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1961 and served as Director of Nursing Service at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1961 to 1969). Sister then ministered at St. Margaret Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama as Dean of Troy University (1969 to 1972) and as Director of Education at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama (1972 to 1975). She received certification in Archives and Records Services from Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio and the Archives Institute of American University in Washington, D. C. and she served as Archivist at the Daughters’ former Mater Dei Provincialate in Evansville (1975 to 1987). During this time, Sister also served as Local Community Superior at Mater Dei Residence (1981 to 1987). Sister then began ministry as full time Board Chair at St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee, Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan and St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana (1987 to 2010). From 1998 to 2001, Sister served as Local Community Superior at Queen of Peace Residence in Farmington Hills. She also served as Vice Chairman of the Foundation at Providence Hospital in Southfield and as a Foundation Worker at St. Mary Medical Center in Evansville while in the Ministry of Prayer at Seton Residence. She remained in the Ministry of Prayer in Evansville until the time of her death.
A Wake Service was held on Saturday, December 18, in the Seton Residence Chapel, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial took place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Sister was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Adrian, Hector and Leo Beauchamp and her sisters Blanche Wright, Eva Marie Sharkey, Marie Myers, Alyce Hanley, Genevieve Connaughton, Joan Pisker and Lorrayne Laas and she is survived by many nieces and nephews, her Sisters in Community, and many friends. Donations may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108.