In Memoriam


Sister Patricia Ann (Michael Francis) Hurley, OP(1930 – 2015)
Sister Patricia Ann Hurley was born on May 22, 1930, in Detroit, the second child and only daughter of John and Helen (Belleville) Hurley. She attended St. Philip Neri School from second through sixth grade and then transferred to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for seventh and eighth grade.
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Sister Agnes Louise (Mary Therese)   Stechschulte, OP(1924 – 2014)
Sister Agnes Louise, baptized Mary Therese, was born January 9, 1924, in Owosso, Michigan, to Louis and Agnes (Ford) Stechschulte. In her autobiography, she wrote this about her family:
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Sister Dolores (James Richard) LaVoy, OP(1924 – 2014)
Sister Dolores LaVoy – born June 20, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, and baptized Dolores Jean – was the fourth of nine children born to Isadore and Matilda (Meinig) LaVoy. The family lived in the homestead farmhouse near Erie, Michigan, that had been built by their grandfather. It was also the place where their father was born.
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Sister Frances Ellen (Eucharia) Bowery, OP(1920 – 2014)
Sister Frances Ellen Bowery, born September, 14, 1920, in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the fourth of eight children. In her autobiography, she wrote, “We were baptized and brought up Methodist although there was a spot of Catholicity on Mom’s side, for her mother had been raised Catholic.” 
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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. 


We will post memorial reflections on our faithfully departed Sisters and Associates. If you would like to reflect on a Sister or Associate who has gone before us, please send your reflections – no more than 500 to 600 words – to .


We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.

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