Rev. Emile C. Dusseault,MS | 1927 - 2011 | Obituary

Rev. Emile C. Dusseault,MS
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Rev. Emile C. Dusseault,MS

March 28, 1927 - September 18, 2011

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Reverend Emile C. Dusseault, M.S., a Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette, Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas, died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford, Connecticut. Father Dusseault was born March 28, 1927 in Worcester, Massachusetts, son of the late Emile and Roselind (Trembly) Dusseault. After graduating from St. Joseph School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, he attended the La Salette Seminary High School in Hartford. In July of 1945 he entered the La Salette Novitiate in Bloomfield where he made first profession of vows in September of 1946. He completed junior college studies at La Salette seminaries in Ipswich, Massachusetts and Milford, Iowa, and returned to Ipswich to complete his studies in philosophy and theology. Father Dusseault pronounced perpetual vows in Ipswich in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1954 in Sacred Heart Church, Newton Centre, Massachusetts. After ordination Father Dusseault was appointed professor and prefect at La Salette Seminary High School in Hartford and served there for six years before being named assistant pastor of St. James Parish in Danielson where he ministered for eight years. After a brief time as assistant pastor in his home parish, St. Joseph Church in Fitchburg, MA, he returned to St. James Parish in 1969 as its pastor. He served for a time as General Treasurer in Rome before returning to the States in 1980 as pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Nine years later he became pastor of the newly created parish of St. Mildred in Swansboro, North Carolina, where he ministered for eleven years. In 2000 he was assigned to the retirement residence established in Titusville, Florida and served as its Director. In 2005 Father was named to the La Salette House in Hartford and resided there until his recent illness. In addition to his La Salette confreres, Father Dusseault is survived by two brothers, Norman of St. Petersburg, Florida and Robert of Leominster, Massachusetts. Friends may call at Hartford House, 85 New Park Avenue, Hartford on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Hartford House Chapel. Interment at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield will follow. Contributions in Father Dusseault’s memory may be made to the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette Retirement Fund, 915 Maple Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114-2330. To share a memory with the family please visit