In Memoriam

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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Sister Mary Therese Golden, OP(1926 – 2014)
Sister Mary Therese Golden was born on November 28, 1926, in Chicago, to Eugene and Frances (Madigan) Golden; she was the fourth of seven children. They were members of Our Lady of Good Counsel and the children attended the parish school. Mary Therese then attended Loretto Englewood Academy, staffed by the Ladies of Loretto. “I thoroughly enjoyed my high school days…but I always found my way back to the Adrians at Good Counsel,” Sister Therese noted in her autobiography.
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Sister Louise (Mary Alexander) Borgacz, OP(1934 – 2014)
Sister Louise, formerly known as Sister Mary Alexander, was born on May 13, 1934, in Detroit, to Alexander and Marion (Janeczko) Borgacz. In 1951, Louise graduated from New Haven High School in New Haven, Michigan, and three years later entered the postulate in Adrian.
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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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