Sister Constance Pailliotet

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Sister Constance Pailliotet, CHM, 91, died at Bishop Drumm Care Center, Johnston Iowa on April 2, 2018.

Services will be Thursday, April 5, Prayer Service, Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel, 4 p.m. at Humility of Mary Magnificent Chapel, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, Iowa, Friday, April 6, Rosary, 4 p.m. and Vigil Service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 7, Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., followed by burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa.

Constance Margaret Pailliotet, CHM, was born in Riverside, Iowa on Oct. 29, 1926 to Joseph and Mary Florang Pailliotet. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Riverside, she worked in the office of her father’s International Harvester store, selling parts and doing bookkeeping until her oldest brother came home from the army in World War II. Then she attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation from there, she worked in the accounting department of the AAA Motor Club of Iowa.

On Sept. 8, 1951, she entered the novitiate of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Ottumwa, Iowa and made her final vows on July 28, 1957, taking the name Sister Mary Dominic. She graduated from Ottumwa Heights College and Marycrest College in Davenport with a degree in elementary education. She graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont., with a master’s degree in elementary administration. She did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Montana State University-Billings.

Her teaching career included St. Joseph School, Dunlap, Iowa; St. Anthony School, Des Moines; St. Alphonsus School, Davenport; and St. Sebastian School, Santa Paula, Calif. She was elementary principal at St. Mary School, Ottumwa, Iowa; Sacred Heart School, Glendive, Mont.; Brockton Public School, Brockton, Mont.; and the Crow Agency Public School in Crow Agency.

Memorials may be made to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Robert, Louis, Paul and Richard and her sister Esta Thompson. Surviving are her brother John (Flora) Pailliotet of Yuma, Ariz., and sisters-in-law Colette Pailliotet of Aptos, Calif. and Susan Pailliotet of Palmdale, Calif.; 17 nieces and nephews; and a number of grandnieces and grandnephews.

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