In Memoriam


(1920-2016)

Baptized Geraldine Alice Foss, Sister Mary Declan was born on September 4, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio. She was the second of three children born to Carl and Eleanor (Casey) Foss. Her father was born into a Methodist family who lived in Boston. Her mother, born in Scartaglen, County Kerry, Ireland, came to the United States at an early age and was working as a telephone operator for the New York Central Railroad Depot in Toledo when she met her future husband, who worked in the same building as a telegrapher for the railroad.

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(1921-2016)

Sister Helen Duggan, born January 11, 1921, in Essex, Ontario, Canada, was the sixth of ten children born to Charles and Anna (O’Neil) Duggan. Her mother was born in Ontario and her father was born in Emporia, Kansas. Both parents were of Irish descent. They met in Toledo when her mother was studying nursing and after their marriage in 1906 they moved to Lima, Ohio, where her father worked as a conductor on the Lake Erie and Western Railroad.

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(1943-2016)

Sister Sharon McGuire was born on September 14, 1943, in Detroit. She was the first and only girl of the four children born to Robert and Jean (Melvin) McGuire. In her autobiography, Sister Sharon shared some significant memories of her early years.

The day my father appeared in the doorway, I believe home from the war, is still a sharp image in my memory. It is the first remembrance I have of him, and the concomitant feelings were both surprise and delight. During the time my father was in the war, WW II, my mother had to work and I had to go to nursery school.

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(1938-2016)

Baptized Rosa Custo, Sister Viviana was born on June 23, 1938, in the Village of Għarb on Gozo Island which is part of the island-nation of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. She was the second of nine children born to Joseph and Anna (Mercieca) Custo. The Constitution of Malta establishes Catholicism as the state religion and it is also reflected in various elements of Maltese culture. 

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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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