Sr. Elizabeth A. Platt, COC
September 24, 1931 – January 17, 2019
AUBURN: Sr. Elizabeth A Platt, 87, of the Companions of Christ died at her home in Auburn on January 17, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Sr. Elizabeth was born on September 24, 1931 to William and Claire (Little) Platt in Media, PA. She entered religious life as a Sister of St Francis of Philadelphia in 1950. During her early years she served the people of Boston and led a boys choir, the memory of which brought her joy throughout her life. In 1972 she began her service to the people of Maine. With the blessing of Bishops O’Leary and Proulx she formed the Companions of Christ in Portland where she served in several positions to include the Region 3 Catechetical Resource Person. In this position, as in all she did, she found true joy in meeting people and sharing her love of her Church and her God. In 1987 she moved to Auburn and began to share her faith with the people of Sacred Heart Parish as the pastoral assistant where she served until her death. During this time, she influenced many lives through the children’s choir, faith formation education, and ministering to members of the parish, especially the sick and dying. Perhaps she is best known for her ability to “enlist those around her’ in furtherance of these many ministries.
Sr. Elizabeth is survived by Sr. William Clare (OSF), (Mary), her sister-in-law Jeannette Platt and many nieces and nephews including Sr. Irene Platt who served with her in the Companions of Christ from 1981 until the present day. Sr. Elizabeth was preceded in death by sisters Clare Platt and Gert Giorgini and brothers Bill and Larry.
Reception of the body will be held on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 3pm at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn followed by visiting hours until 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 11am also at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn followed by committal prayers in the mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.
Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in her memory to The Sister Elizabeth Pipe Organ Fund, 24 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn, ME 04210.
Condolences may be shared with Sr. Elizabeth’s family at www.therfortingroupauburn.com. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.
- Sr. Elizabeth is survived by Sr. William Clare (OSF), (Mary), her sister-in-law Jeannette Platt and many nieces and nephews including Sr. Irene Platt who served with her in the Companions of Christ from 1981 until the present day. Sr. Elizabeth was preceded in death by sisters Clare Platt and Gert Giorgini and brothers Bill and Larry.
- The Sister Elizabeth Pipe Organ Fund 24 Sacred Heart Place Auburn, ME 04210.
- Visiting Hours Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 23, 2019
- Committal Prayers Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Sr. Elizabeth A. Platt, COC
January 22, 2019
My heart aches with the realization that Sr. Liz is no longer on this earth. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish was truly blessed to have had her in our midst. Her passing is such a loss for our parish and for many whom she tirelessly served over these many years. I need to remember what is truly important, that Sr. Liz is now with God. She has earned her place in heaven.
Sr. Liz earned her place in my heart when my husband, Bob, died suddenly on March 4, 2009. Because of the suddenness of his passing, my grief was so deep I could hardly function. I feared the thought of even making funeral arrangements. Sr. Liz and Bob had a special friendship through their service to Sacred Heart, so I reached out to her to arrange the perfect readings and hymns for Bob's funeral Mass. True to her nature, Sr. Liz provided me with so much comfort. She listened. She shared stories of her tender feelings for Bob. Through many tears she helped me get through those difficult decisions in preparation for his funeral Mass.
Thank you, Sr. Liz, for helping me find the courage to take the next steps of my grieving process and to be present for my family. You were my angel during my time of great need. Now go and be among all of God's angels.
January 21, 2019
Sister Elizabeth is the reason that I am a Catholic. For 2 decades Sister Liz lovingly, and with a great deal of humor, asked me why I had not officially joined the Church. After a painful divorce Sister asked me if I was ready to join her RCIA group and realize the beauty of receiving the Body and Blood of Our Lord. Sister served multiple generations, watching my daughter grow up and finally inviting her and her best friend to join her RCIA group and become Catholics themselves. Sister was always there when you needed her, especially with my faith journey. My mother spent 26 years in the Sacred Heart offices and Sister was always there to add her special brand of love, acceptance, and humor. We Love You Sister! and you know we will never forget you and the selfless contributions you made to the church and our community! Thank you Sister Liz!
January 21, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family of Sr. Elizabeth. She always had a warm smile and always had a kind word to say. She always greeted me with a smile when I saw her at Sunday masses. Her memory will live on in my heart.
January 21, 2019
Sister Liz was my mentor and friend since we moved here in the 80’s. She had a way of getting you involved even if you didn’t want to! I served with her on the Disiples in Mission committee for 5 years and beyond. We shared many inspiring and fun moments together. She used to like to “wing it” and we would not be as confident that what we wanted to accomplish would happened. The spirit will be with us she would say and it somehow always came together! She inspired us to go out there and evangelize. She changed my life in so many ways. I will miss you terribly...Always in my heart...I love you....Carlene
January 20, 2019
Irene, I was saddened and at the same time, rejoiced that Betty entered into the fullness of the kingdom. She was my sponsor when I entered Glen Riddle in 1962. What a blessing it has been for the past 57 years to have such a beautiful, strong role model. Be assured of my prayers.