In Memoriam

Sister Dolores Daehn, OP


Sister Dolores Daehn, formerly known as Sister Robert Christine Daehn, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in North Shore Hospital in Miami, Florida. She was 83 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Chicago to Robert and Lucy (Stoute) Daehn. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, received a Bachelor of Philosophy in Applied Music/Education from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan; a Master of Arts in Musicology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and a Master of Science in Secondary Administration from Florida International University in Miami. 

Sister Dolores ministered at all levels of education for 56 years, in Detroit, Farmington, Chelsea, Adrian, and Dearborn, Michigan; Melbourne, Miami Shores, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bronxville, New York; and Nassau, The Bahamas. This includes 19 years at Barry University in Miami Shores, an Adrian Dominican institution, where she was an adjunct professor for 14 years, and an American Council of Education (ACE) instructor for five years. It also includes her ministry as Education Superintendent for the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida for six years.

Sister Dolores is survived by loving cousins.

Welcome of Sister Dolores will be on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 am. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Liturgy will be live streamed.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


Vigil for Sister Dolores (Robert Christine):

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Funeral for Sister Dolores (Robert Christine):

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Left: From left, Sisters Dolores Daehn, Jeannine Holway, and Beth Butler


Left: Sisters Mary Eileen Sullivan, left, and Dolores Daehn. Right: Sister Dolores at the 1992 General Chapter


Left: Standing in front of Rosarian Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida, in September 1985 are, from left: Sisters Mary Mullins, Margaret Loretto Drexler, Dolores Daehn, Elizabeth M. McFadyen, and Joan Marie Meidinger.


Left: Sister Anne Liam Lees, left, distributes assignments to members of her Florida Chapter Mission Council, clockwise from left, Sisters Dolores Daehn, Helen Dompierre, Betty Waldron, Joan Leo Kehn, and Myra Jackson in this 2009 photo. Right: Sister Dolores as a 1953 graduate of Aquinas High School, Chicago 


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Avatar  Lois Popjoy Janotta last monthReply

I graduated with Dolores from Aquinas. She was a great gal. Also Sister Margaret Loretta was my aunt! I was so surprised to see the pictures!

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