Sister Colette Caron, CSJ, 73, died March 19, 2016 at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville. She was born August 31, 1942, in Waterville, ME, the daughter of Lionel and Therese (Vachon) Caron.\r\nShe attended Notre Dame School, St. Francis de Sales School and Mount Merici Academy in Waterville earning her BA in Elementary Education from St. Joseph College in Standish, ME. She continued her post graduate studies at the University of Maine, St. Joseph College in Toronto, Canada, University of St. Paul in Ottawa, Canada, Boston College, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and attended International Seminars of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in France. Her most memorable and enriching experience was her pilgrimage to the Holy Land and her studies of the journey of St. Paul through his epistles.\r\nSister Colette entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon, France in 1960 and made her first profession on August 22, 1963. She had an outstanding reputation as a childcare and elementary school teacher. As one of her principals stated: "She was innovative and creative making education an adventure that her young students might enjoy." Sister Colette taught at Holy Family School in Lewiston, St. John the Baptist School in Winslow, St. Joseph Day Care Center in Auburn, and St. Thomas School in Sanford. She also served as member of the Pastoral Team at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay and as a member of the Group Home Staff for Waban Projects, Inc. in Sanford. Her most memorable and enriching experiences were her pilgrimage to the Holy Land and her studies of the journey of St. Paul and his epistles.\r\nShe is survived by two brothers, Reginald Caron of Lakeland, FL and James Caron of Waterville; a sister Celeste Dickey and her husband Randall of Clinton; several nieces and nephews and cousins.\r\nThe Sisters of St. Joseph wish to express their gratitude to the staff of Mount St. Joseph and Maine General Hospital in Augusta for the love, kindness and excellent care they gave to Sister Colette.\r\nFriends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday March 21 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St. in Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday March 22 at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver Street in Waterville. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Waterville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be sent to Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund, 80 Garland Rd., Winslow, ME 04901.