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Sister Anita Lapeyre, RSCJ

January 11, 2018

16 Lapeyre, RSCJ_Sister Anita THUMBReligious of the Sacred Heart Sister Anita (Tita) Lapeyre died Dec. 4 at her congregation’s Oakwood in Atherton. She was 79 years old. She professed first vows as a religious in 1959 and final vows in 1964. Sister Anita held a graduate degree in education with a counseling focus from Loyola University, New Orleans.

Sister Anita held posts in pastoral care and teaching throughout the nation and in 1986 became coordinator for the United States Catholic Conference commission on certification and accreditation in clinical pastoral education preparing the standards for certification of chaplains and accreditation of Catholic training programs.

In 1987, Sister Anita was assigned to her congregation’s St. Madeleine Sophie Center for adults with developmental disabilities in Southern California where she began first CPE program outside a hospital setting. She retired in 2009 becoming the director of pastoral care at Oakwood in 2010.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 16 in the Oakwood chapel, followed by burial in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63108.

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