In Memoriam


Sister Marjorie (Maria Inviolata) Delaplane, OP(1923 – 2014)
In her homily, Sister Patricia Walter said, “If Margie were to have written a book of theology she might have started it by saying, In the beginning was creative sound, a sound which was the eternal three-personed chord, joined by the music of the spheres, and brought into new and astounding harmony through the Word taking flesh in song.” Sister Pat’s image corresponds to Sister Marjorie’s own words describing her belief, “In my life, music comes next to God. Music is such a mirror of God.”

Born in Chicago, the first of seven children of Harry and Margaret (Kleinert) Delaplane, Sister Marjorie began her piano studies at the age of seven. She attended St. Xavier Academy until the Depression when she transferred to St. Columbanus for her remaining grade school years.
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Sister Mary Patricia (Margaret Raymond) Dewey,   OP(1938 – 2014)
In the closing paragraph of her autobiography, Sister Mary Pat spoke of the many rewarding experiences that filled her life, and of her work with “people from different cultures, ages, and backgrounds.” She wrote of God’s blessings, and of her journey’s fruitfulness.  Her life story is most interesting.

On August 17, 1938, Raymond Dewey and his wife, the former Margaret Kennedy, both of Chicago, rejoiced in the birth of a daughter. They christened her Mary Patricia. She was their second child, following James Raymond, who was four years old at the time of her birth. In 1942 another child joined the family, Robert Aaron.
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Sister Anna (Annella) Kosenski, OP(1914 – 2014)
One of the ending paragraphs in Sister Anna’s autobiography read, “My talents may be few but my adventures have been many.” A study of her life’s story reveals that her adventures have truly been many, but so are her talents. She wrote that she enjoyed reading, walking, studying Polish, and working with flowers. “I also find cleaning messy corners very rewarding.”

On September 28, 1914, in Pe Ell, Washington, also called “Little Poland,” a daughter was born to Bernard (Ben) and Anna (Soleric) Kosenski. In baptism, the infant received the name Anna Magdalen, in honor of both her mother and grandmother. She wrote, “My father told me that I was born at noon, which accounted for my good appetite.”
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Sister Maureen (Josephine) Rose, OP (1935 – 2014)
Sister Maureen Rose wrote in her autobiography:
The community of Edmonds Dominicans has been very good to me and I am grateful to God, my Edmonds Dominican sisters, my family and friends for traveling with me and giving me support through the journey of my life.

The Edmonds Dominicans merged with the Adrian Dominicans in 2003.

On March 9, 1935, Albert R. and Catherine Elizabeth Rose welcomed into their family a baby daughter, their second child, whom they named Josephine Victoria after her grandmothers. She was always called “Jo.”
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Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance. 


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