A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 13 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Mary Clare Lussier, who died Jan. 10. She was 85 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 67 years.

A native of Scotia, she taught for 31 years in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses and served in rural ministry in Oswego County and in pastoral care at St. Joseph's Provincial House in Latham and various hospice locations, as well as in the provincial house infirmary.

Survivors include siblings Eleanor Johnson and Paul Lussier. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.