Sr. Pailliotet was an educator


Sister Constance Pailliotet, CHM, died April 2 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was 91.

Sr. Pailliotet

Constance Margaret Pailliotet was born in Riverside on Oct. 29, 1926, to Joseph and Mary Florang Pailliotet. After graduating from St. Mary High School in Riverside, Constance worked in the office of her father’s International Harvester store until her oldest brother returned home after serving in World War II. Later, she graduated from the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport and worked in the AAA Motor Club of Iowa’s accounting department.

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

In the Diocese of Davenport she taught at St. Alphonsus School in Davenport and was elementary principal at St. Mary School in Ottumwa. She also taught or served as administrator at schools in California, Montana and the Iowa dioceses of Des Moines and Sioux City.


A Mass of Christian Burial took place April 7 at Humility of Mary Magnificat Chapel in Davenport. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary.

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