In Memoriam


Sister Geraldine McNamara, OP(1927 – 2014)
Sister Geraldine McNamara was born on March 27, 1927, in Chicago to John and Bertha (Monahan) McNamara. She was the fifth of their six children, preceded by James, John, Jerome and Robert and followed by William. The McNamaras were a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins who often gathered at their home for Sunday dinners and holiday celebrations. 
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Sister Marilyn Foster, OP(1928 – 2014)
Howard and Marie Foster gave three of their eleven children to the Adrian Dominicans: Betty, Marilyn and Dorothy. Marilyn was born on October 5, 1928, in Peck, Michigan.
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Sister Rita Anne (Martha) Moceri, OP(1919 – 2014)
Sister Rita Anne Moceri – born January 31, 1919, in Detroit, Michigan – was the second of seven children born to Sabastian Maceri and Antoinette (Cusmano) Maceri. At a later date, the spelling of Maceri was changed to Moceri.
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Associate Henrietta (Curzydel) Oenbrink(1927 – 2014)
Henrietta Rose was born to Andrew and Irene Curzydel on October 24, 1927 in Blue Island, Illinois. She had two sisters, Irene and Jeanette.
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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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