Sr. Mary Monica Charrette
Date of birth: Dec. 30, 1913 in Zurich, On (Irene Marie Charrette)
Daughter of John and Mérance (Ducharme) Charrette
Baptism: Dec. 31, 1913 at St. Pierre
Confirmation: Aug. 12, 1926 at Zurich, On
Education: High School – Nazareth Academy in La Grange Pk., IL
Bachelor degree in Education from DePaul University in Aug. 7, 1962
Date of entry into the community and date of Final Profession:
Entered Sisters of St. Joseph 8/26/1929
First Vows: 8/15/1933
Final Vows: 8/15/1937 (77 years in Religious Life)
Became a naturalized citizen in 1945
Ministries: Sr. Monica taught grades 3 through 8 in our schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and Joliet (West Chicago) from 1932 to 1969. She taught grades 7 and 8 and was principal at St. Attracta from 1963 to 1972. She retired from teaching in 1972 and worked as a parish pastoral associate and with senior citizens at St. Mary Parish in West Chicago from 1972 to 1989.
Date of retirement from teaching: 1972
Then she became a parish pastoral worker for 17 years.
Number of parishes where she worked: During her teaching career, Sr. Monica taught at nine Chicago and suburban schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet.
Sr. Monica received the VIP Woman of the Year Award in West Chicago on 5/149/1983.
Date of final retirement: 1989
Date of death: 1/14/2006 Died of a heart attack at 92 years of age.
She is buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL