In Memoriam


(1928-2019)

Sister Lorraine Morin, formerly known as Sister Anthony Joseph Morin, died on March 22, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 56th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Lorraine was born in Somerville, Massachusetts to Joseph and Adelaide (Ouellette) Morin. She graduated from St. Clement High School in Somerville, Massachusetts and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit (Detroit-Mercy). 

Sister Lorraine spent ten years in education ministry in Royal Oak, New Baltimore, Jackson, and Detroit, Michigan and in Cheektowaga, New York. She also ministered in finance and business offices for 32½ years. She served in the following institutions of the Congregation: bookkeeper for two years at Siena Heights College (University); and as a member of the finance staff in the Congregation’s Central Services Office for six years, both in Adrian. In Miami Shores, Florida, at Barry University she served as business office supervisor and as accountant and manager of finance at Barry Villa/University. 

Sister became a resident of Dominican Life Center in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Roland, Robert, Fernand, and Alfred; her sister Adelaide Morin; and a cousin, Sister Marie Ouellette, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

Welcome of Sister Lorraine will be on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Service and the Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

Right: Sister Lorraine Morin, left, and her Sister Adelaide Morin on a cruise to Alaska


From left: Gathering on Entrance Day, June 26, 1962, are, from left, Adelaide Morin, Sister Lorraine’s sister; Sister Martin Ann Ouellette, cousin; Sister Lorraine; and her parents, Adelaide and Joseph. Sister Lorraine Morin, left, with Marilyn Paus, receptionist for Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian, 2002


Right: From left, Sisters Magdalena Ezoe, Theresia Scheuer, and Lorraine Morin in St. Catherine Chapel, Adrian


From left: Sisters Lorraine Morin, left, and Patricia Dillon pose with Ophelia the camel and her manager during Weber Center’s 2013 Holy Land Pilgrimage. Sister Lorraine with her niece’s husband Bill at Plymouth-Cape Cod


Members of the 2012 Golden Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Mary Rae Waller, Mary Hrovat, Mary Ellen Youngblood, Attracta Kelly (Prioress), and Mary Alice Hoff; middle row, from left, Sisters Janet Schaeffler, Christine Ostrowski, Mary Ann Dardy, Marianne Supan, and Marie Breitenbeck; and front row, from left, Sisters Mary Lisa Rieman, Lorraine Morin, Bonnie Motto, and Lenore Boivin. Not pictured are Sisters Linda Bevilacqua and Marie Michaella Siplak.

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(1929-2019)

Sister Grace Flowers, formerly known as Sister Grace Alexis, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 89 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Grace was born in Miami, Florida, to John and Mary (Hatton) Flowers. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Miami and received a bachelor’s degree in secretarial science from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a master’s degree in administration-education from Barry College (University) in Miami Shores; a specialist in education degree in business education from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia; and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Sister Grace spent thirteen years ministering in education, including three years as treasurer and three years as principal at Rosarian Academy, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. She was a councilor/secretary-treasurer for four years at St. Rose of Lima Province and provincial secretary for three years. Sister was Chapter Prioress of the Florida Chapter for six years and Secretary General of the Adrian Dominican Generalate for six years. 

Sister Grace spent eight years in the Marriage Tribunal Office in Jacksonville, Florida, as executive secretary, and also spent three years in volunteer ministry in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She ministered at Barry College (University) for one year as a business education teacher, two years as an assistant director/student advisor on the Port St. Lucie Campus, nine years as director/treasurer and seven years as associate director, both of the Treasure Coast Campus. 

Sister Grace became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Catherine Marie Flowers and Margaret Minnet. She is survived by her twin sister, Sister Dorothy Flowers, SSJ of St. Augustine, Florida; her nieces; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Grace will be on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 



 

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Left: The Flowers sisters are, from left, twins Dorothy and Dolores (Sister Grace), Margaret, and Catherine

From left: Sister Grace Flowers, left, with Sister John Norton Barrett, 2009. From left, Sisters Marie Grace Gibney, Grace Flowers, and Jean Marie Sheridan on Reception Day, August 4, 1949

From left: Sister Grace Flowers, right, celebrates the Golden Jubilee of her twin sister, Sister Dorothy Flowers, SSJ, 2009. Sisters Sharon Weber, left, and Grace Flowers

Past Secretaries of the Congregation pose during the 2002 Gathering, from left, Sisters Rose Celeste O’Connell (1990-2016), Grace Flowers (1974-1980), Marie Wiedner (1970-1974), Kathleen Walli (1988-1990), Mary Ward (1982-1988) and Helen Sohn (1980-1982). Enjoying a leadership celebration are, standing, from left, Sisters Rose Celeste O’Connell and Grace Flowers, and seated, Sister Margaret (Marge) Naber

Sister Grace Flowers, left, with Sister Mary Pat Dewey, 1991. Members of the 2009 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Aileen McClain, Geraldine Megel, Mary Elizabeth Crimmins, Grace Flowers, Jean Marie Jeziolkowski, and Madeline Mary Dervin, and front row, from left, Sisters Thomas James Burns, Anastasia McNichols, Frances Barfield, Jane Irene Hutton, and Donna Markham (Prioress).

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(1940-2019)

Sister Margaret Augustine Exworthy, formerly known as Nancy Jane Exworthy, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 78 years of age and in the 60th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Margaret Augustine was born in Detroit to Francis and Jane (Szekely) Exworthy. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in school administration from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida. 

Sister Margaret Augustine spent over 39 years ministering in education in Lansing, Escanaba, and Marquette, Michigan; Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois; and Melbourne, West Palm Beach, and Indialantic, Florida. These included ministering nine years as principal in Escanaba and Marquette, Michigan, and Oak Park, Illinois; four years as assistant high school principal in Melbourne, Florida, and five years as director of Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. 

She served a total of 15 years at the DePorres Place, an adult literacy center, a Congregation sponsored institution in Florida – three years as director of programs and 12 years as executive director. 

Sister Margaret became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by a sister, Kareen May Newcombe, of Tampa, Florida.

Welcome of Sister Margaret Augustine will be on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

 

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Funeral for Sister Margaret Augustine:


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Left: Nancy Jane, the future Sister Margaret, age 2, 1942. Center: Nancy Jane Exworthy, the future Sister Margaret Exworthy, at her graduation from Dominican High School, Detroit, June 1958

From left: Sisters Imelda Marie Eckhoff, left, and Margaret Exworthy at the 2009 Florida Chapter Assembly. Reception, December 30, 1958

From left: Attending a farewell party for Sister Diane Odette in West Palm Beach, Florida, August 15, 2011, are: back row, from left, Sisters Mary Therese Napolitan, Eileen Sullivan, Jean Crane, Margaret Exworthy, Diane Odette, and Anne Liam Lees, and front row, from left, Sisters Lorraine Sinn, Frances Madigan, Carmen Alvarez, Anne Richard Baker, and Mary Jean Clemenger. Sisters Mary Rose Hochanadel, left, and Margaret Exworthy, Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach,1991

From left: From left, members of the Treasure Coast Mission Group, Sisters Teresita Ruiz, Margarita Ruiz, Grace Flowers, Margaret Exworthy, Mary Jean Clemenger, and Associate Maria McCadden at the opening of General Chapter, October 2015. Members of the Treasure Coast Mission Group include, seated, from left, Sisters Shirley Boettcher and Margaret Exworthy and standing, from left, Associate Maria McCadden and Sister Mary Jean Clemenger.

Members of the 2018 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Margaret Exworthy, Judith Ann Nelson, Patricia Siemen (Prioress), and Rita Eileen Dean; fourth row, from left, Sisters Mary Anne Yanz, Charlotte Anne Swift, and Joan Hinz; third row, from left, Sisters Patricia Dulka, Iva Gregory, Marilyn Barnett, and Attracta Kelly; second row, from left, Sisters Mary Katherine Dolan, Maureen Fenlon, Patricia Stellmah, Beverly Stark, and Annette Marie Sinagra; and front row, from left, Sisters Kathleen Clausen, Mary Miday, Maria Odelia Romero, Carol Bollin, Veronica Kelley, and Sharon Beckmann.

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(1933-2019)

Sister Sean Morley, formerly known as Rita Jean Morley, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 68th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Sean was born in Chicago to Patrick and Mary (Finnegan) Morley. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan, and a master’s degree in education administration from DePaul University in Chicago. 

Sister Sean spent 47½ years ministering in education in Chicago, Burbank, Glenview, and La Grange, Illinois; Van Wert, Ohio; and Farmington, Saginaw, Lansing, Detroit, Jackson, and Escanaba, Michigan. She was principal at St. Matthew in Chicago for two years, St. Catherine Laboure in Glenview for nine years, and St. Cajetan in Chicago for 13 years, and assistant principal at St. Francis Xavier in La Grange for four years. She was a volunteer in the Admittance Office at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois, for four years. 

Sister Sean became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Morley and John Morley; and a sister, Sister Eileen Morley, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Sean will be on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Congregation cemetery. 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.




 

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Left: Morley children: seated, from left, Rita (Sister Sean) and Eileen, and standing, from left, Francis and John. Center: Sister Sean Patrice Morley, OP. Right: Sister Sean poses with the sign for a street named in her honor by St. Cajetan Parish in Chicago.


Left: From left, Sisters Nora Brady, Eileen Morley, Elizabeth Lynch, Joan Donovan, Georgina Luznicky, and Sean Morley.


From left: Sisters Sean Morley, left, and Eileen Morley. Adrian Dominican Sisters receive recognition from the Office of Education, Archdiocese of Chicago for at least 25 years of service in Chicago Catholic schools: standing, from left, Sisters Eileen Morley and Nancy Fischer; Elaine Schuster, Superintendent of Schools; and Sisters Sean Morley and Kathryn Hartnett; and seated, from left, Sisters Nora O’Brien and Elizabeth Lynch.


From left: Members of the 2010 Diamond Jubilee Class are: back row, from left, Sisters Kieran Therese Quirke, Mary White, Ann Rozalia Szabo, Shirley Smith, Jeannine Therese McGorray, Geraldine Maloney, and Sean Morley; middle row, from left, Sisters Rita Crotty, Lucy Ann Quinn, Loretta May, Noreen Burke, Genevieve Jeziolkowski, Marlene Kuhnlein, and Janet Michael Hudspeth; and front row, from left, Sisters Lila Watt, Carol Denise Koenig, Virginia Beattie, Maria Goretti Browne, Ellen Kennedy, Joseph Eilese Hukle and Donna Markham (Prioress). Sister Sean Morley, standing, and Sister Eileen Morley celebrate Sister Eileen’s 70th birthday, February 4, 2002


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