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Elizabeth Candon; nun ran Vt. college, served state; at 90

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sister Elizabeth Candon, a Roman Catholic nun who served as a secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services and as president of Burlington’s Trinity College, has died. She was 90.

Sister Candon died Wednesday at home in South Burlington. The cause of death was not released, but she had been suffering from a respiratory ailment.

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Sister Candon served as president of the now-closed Trinity from 1966 until 1976. In 1977 Governor Richard Snelling appointed Sister Candon human services secretary. She held that post until 1983, when she returned to Trinity.

Sister Marianne Read, administrator of the Vermont area of the Sisters of Mercy community to which Sister Candon belonged, says Sister Candon retired in 2000 but stayed busy, volunteering at Mercy Connections, a Burlington nonprofit that works with women.

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