Brother Roger Lucien Bossé S.C. (1941-2017)
Brother Roger Bossé, S.C. passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2017, in Marinilla, Colombia where he was on sabbatical. Born in 1941, Roger was the son of Lucien and Bernadette (Desfosses) Bossé, and brother to Richard and Denise. In 1956, he left Nashua, NH, to enter the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Pomfret, CT. After professing his first vows in 1960, Roger taught in Brothers’ schools in Lewiston, ME and Woonsocket, RI.
In 1967, he committed his energies to the Brothers’ mission in St. Albans, England. He would remain in England for the next 28 years – as teacher, community superior, vocations director, and later, as an administrator of the upper forms and of Sacred Heart Junior School.
In 1995, his love for the French language would open a new life direction for his life as a translator. For the next 22 years until his death, he placed those skills for simultaneous and written translation at the service of many religious orders.
Outside of this work in Rome, Roger became responsible for the Mission Cooperative in England, sharing the work of our communities and ministries across the developing world and seeking assistance from the wider Church. He loved long walks, renovation tasks, painting, wallpapering, reading in French and English and acting as a tour guide.
Roger had been improving his Spanish, and living and ministering with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Colombia, South America, when he fell ill. We are grateful for the care and support of the Brothers of the Province of Colombia over Roger’s last days.
We offer our deepest sympathies to Roger’s immediate and extended family. Donations can be made to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Foundation – Mission Appeal, 4600 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70122. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the residence of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, 685 Steere Farm Rd., Harrisville, RI on Saturday, October 14, at 10:30 am followed by burial in the Brothers’ cemetery.
October 14, 2017
Brothers of the Sacred Heart Chapel
685 Steere Farm Rd.
Pascoag, RI 02859