October 30, 2010

Helen Peixotto, Oblate, retired professor of Psychology at the Catholic University of America, who studied under and worked with Fr. Thomas Verner Moore at the University, died at the age of 97 on October 27, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial was said at the Abbey on the 30th of October, with Fr. Michael Hall, Sub-Prior as principal celebrant and Abbot Aidan Shea the homilist. Burial was done privately at a family plot in New Jersey.

While she was still in good health in retirement she attended services regularly at the Abbey, and even after having to move to a nursing home she arranged to come for special liturgies or occasions. She particularly enjoyed the celebration of her 80th birthday with the monks at the Abbey.

A generous benefactor and good friend to many, may she rest in peace.