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Sister Harriet Cutting, SNDdeN

February 16, 2024

Sister Harriet Cutting, SNDdeN Obituary

Sister Harriet Cutting, 89, of Notre Dame du Lac, Worcester, died Friday, February 16, 2024.

Sister Harriet was born in Waltham, Mass., daughter of Harry B. and Mary Anne (Zschau) Cutting.   

She graduated from Waltham High School, and Framingham State Teachers College, before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1961 as Sister Harriet Christine.  She later earned Master’s degree in Education at the University of Conn. and Pastoral Ministry at Fairfield University in Conn.     

Sister was an elementary school teacher at Notre Dame affiliated schools from 1963 to 1975, including St. Mary’s in Lynn, Mass. and Star of the Sea School in Marblehead, Mass. 

In 1975, Sister Harriet began a 40-year ministry in Catholic parishes in New Hampshire. She was the Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Parish in Salem, N.H. where she had previously taught in its school, and later St. Thomas More Parish in Durham, N.H.  She was the D.R.E. and Pastoral Associate at St. Patrick Parish in Milford, N.H. and St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Meredith, N.H. She completed her ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Concord, N.H. before retiring in 2015 to Notre Dame du Lac in Worcester.   

Sister Harriet was predeceased by two sisters, Miriam S. Heffernon and Helen T. Tibbetts, and two brothers, John and Robert M. Cutting.  She leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins, and her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Sister Harriet’s funeral will be held Friday, February 23, in the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, with a visitation period at 1 p.m. followed by Sharing of Memories at 1:30 p.m. and a Mass at 2 p.m.  Burial will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Turners Falls, Mass. 

In lieu of flowers for her funeral, Sister Harriet suggested that friends plant something in the place of one’s choice in her memory or make a donation to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA  02149.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Notre Dame du Lac Chapel
555 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Sharing of Memories
Friday
February 23, 2024

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Notre Dame du Lac Chapel
555 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 23, 2024

2:00 PM
Notre Dame du Lac Chapel
555 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Donations

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
351 Broadway, Everett MA 02149

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