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In accordance with the Bank Secrecy Act and USA Patriot Act, to help the United States government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information, on personal accounts, to identify each person who opens an account. We require positive identification and the following information to open any type of account.


Please complete a membership application including the following information :

  • Name 

  • Date of Birth 

  • Address: Resident and Mailing, if different

  • Social Security number

  • Positive identification : Drivers License, State ID, Passport or Birth Certificate 


In addition, other forms of identification may be required or verification methods may be used.


Approved by the Board of Directors of the NE CT Healthcare Credit Union, Inc. - May 25, 2005

Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the NE CT Healthcare Credit Union, Inc.


Scholarships are available to our members continuing their education in finance or healthcare and nursing.

In the past 23 years, more than $100,000 has been awarded to our members!

The application must be submitted by
MARCH 1st.

Scholarship Applications
will be available again 
January 2025 

Memorial Scholarship Biographies

Bernard F. Smith

Bernard F. “Bernie” Smith retired from Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam in 1989 after working there for 23 years as Business Office Manager. During that time he served as a director of the Northeastern Connecticut Health Care Credit Union.

A friend and colleague captured all sides of Bernie in a Norwich Bulletin column when he wrote “from the first time anyone met Bernie Smith, you were his friend. His love of people surfaced the minute you engaged him in conversation.” “He always extended himself to others beyond the family boundaries” and then he went on to say how after his retirement in 1989 from Day Kimball Hospital and an illustrious 23-year career, he made himself available to his successor to help him settle into the job.  “He was a person who shared himself and his love, whether it was at work, on the golf course, in a social setting, or at an occasional get-together.” 


Bernie modeled the importance of community service and the idea of giving of your time generously to others. Bernie believed in treating people with dignity and respect, something for which the people who knew him as a co-worker and friend appreciated along with his unfailing sense of humor. He made friends from all walks of life and was universally liked and respected by employees in all departments at the hospital.


This scholarship was named in his honor to recognize his service to the Northeastern Connecticut Healthcare Credit Union as part of the Board of Directors and a founding member as well as his contributions to the healthcare community of Northeastern Connecticut through his work at Day Kimball Hospital.

Marie Lucille Tetreault

Affectionately known as "Lucille", Marie enjoyed playing nurse at a very young age. Lucille graduated from Saint Mary's school and Putnam Catholic Academy with High Honors. In September 1955, Lucille enrolled in the Saint Vincent's School of Nursing in Worcester, MA. She graduated in June 1958 with her nursing degree, graduating in the top 10 of her class.

After graduation, she commenced her nursing duties beginning at Day Kimball Hospital. Lucille worked as a visiting nurse, with hospice patients, and as the 1st head start nurse at Putnam Grammar School. Beyond Putnam, CT, she also worked as a nurse in Maryland, Colorado, and even at a military base hospital in the Philippines.

Lucille set up four clinics in Putnam, Plainfield, Brooklyn and Thompson for senior healthcare and toe nail cutting where she worked until her retirement in 2018. Lucille compiled 60 years of nursing. She received the prestigious Nightingale Award for excellence in nursing in 2014. Lucille always said that she felt best when she was amongst the people that needed her care. Her husband, Paul, says “Lucille left a legacy matched by none”.

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