In Memoriam

Sister Sean Eileen Allgeyer, OP


Sister Sean Eileen Allgeyer, formerly known as Norene Marcella Allgeyer, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was 81 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Sean Eileen was born in Detroit to Harold and Elsie (Pendergast) Allgeyer. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Detroit and obtained a Bachelor of Home Economics degree in Home Economics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Wayne State University in Detroit. 

Sister Sean Eileen spent 43 years ministering in education in Rochester, Saginaw, Brighton, Detroit, Berkley, and Mount Clemens/Clinton Township, Michigan. She served one year as dietary supervisor at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. Sister Sean Eileen ministered as a librarian for four years at St. Mary School in Mount Clemens. Michigan.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Raymond, Robert, Bernard, Gerald, and William; and a sister, Mary Allgeyer. She is survived by sisters Catherine Allgeyer of Detroit; Eileen Allgeyer; Patricia Donnelly of Livonia, Michigan; and Sister Therese E. Allgeyer, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister, of Adrian; and a brother, John W. Allgeyer (Patricia) of Westland, Michigan; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Sean Eileen will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019, 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 Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Service and the Funeral will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. 

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 Sean Eileen:

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Funeral for Sister Sean Eileen:

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From left: The future Sister Sean Eileen at the age of four, 1941. From left, Sisters William Catherine Allgeyer, Sean Eileen Allgeyer, and Mary Geraldus (Therese) Allgeyer on Reception Day, December 29, 1959 

Members of the Allgeyer family, 1962, are: standing, from left, Bernard, Sister Sean Eileen, Raymond, Sister William Catherine, John, Sister Mary Geraldus (Therese), and Robert, and seated, from left, Patricia, Catherine, Harold (father), Elsie (mother), William, and Mary

Left: Sister Peg O’Flynn, left, and Sister Sean Eileen Allgeyer enjoy the Mother’s Day Tea, Spring 2003 at St. Mary’s School in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Right: Sister Grace Dennis (standing) with Sister Sean Eileen Allgeyer

From left: Sister Sean Eileen’s parents, Harold and Elsie Allgeyer. From left, Sister Sean Eileen Allgeyer, Catherine Allgeyer, and Sister Therese Allgeyer celebrate Sister Sean Eileen’s Golden Jubilee, April 2009.

Members of the 2009 Golden Jubilee June Crowd are:  back row, from left, Sisters Rosemarie Kieffer, Peter Anthony Schulte, Christa Marsik, Sean Eileen Allgeyer, Sarah Ann Sharkey, Jo Ann Jauquet, and Helen Wilson; middle row, from left, Sisters Mary Diane McMeekin, Susan Van Baalen, Beverly Bobola, Jean Keeley, Rosemary Zuccaro, and Joan Marie Weithman; and front row, from left, Sisters Joan Krajewski, Mary Emidio Singer, Mary Jean Clemenger, Patricia Janowicz, Delores DeBets, Joan Christine Meerschaert, and Donna Markham (Prioress). 

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Avatar  Janet Usleber 3 weeks agoReply

She will be missed and remembered everyday. Classy ladies league is sure going to miss her dearly

Avatar  The Rondini Family 3 weeks agoReply

Our prayers go with the family and her commmunity of sisters left behind. It is with saddened hearts we say good bye....she has been part of our family for the last 35 years. she attended the weddings,baptism communions and graduations. Sr.Sean was there for our birthdays ,summer gatherings and Christmas parties. I was her foil angel maker Halloween costume maker..Sr Sean was the captain of the bowling will be missed....till we meet our prayers and etched in our heart...luv u captain!

Avatar  Karen Lake 3 weeks agoReply

Sr Sean was an amazing lady that I had the pleasure of knowing through our bowling league on Tuesday night. My heart is broken as I will miss her loving smile, weekly calls and her friendship. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Avatar  Brian and Janet usleber 3 weeks agoReply

Sr.Sean will be missed and remembered by many. She was such a wonderful lady and will forever be in our memories. On Tuesday night Classy ladies will miss her dearly. Always looked forward to seeing her. She would send me random messages on the holidays. Going to miss that .

Avatar  Linda Marrocco Tenaglia c 3 weeks agoReply

I went to school with Noreen - Sister Sean Eileen. She was a great friend in and out of school. She left me with great memories. Rest In Peace Sister! 🙏❤️🙏❤️

Avatar  Sabine Ashman 3 weeks agoReply

Sister Sean was the best! She was stern yet loving. She had a gentle heart. I am so glad that my son Justin had her as his teacher and that both my children had her as librarian. I enjoyed the countless hours working next to her. She will be greatly missed! Thank you Lord, it was a pleasure to have her in my life.

Avatar  Lori King 3 weeks agoReply

Sister Sean will always be renembered with a smile. She was my daughter's kindergarten teacher at St Mary Mt Clemens. After that she became a great family friend. We all enjoyed keeping in touch with her over the years. We were so blessed that Sarah had her as a teacher and that she was a part of our life. Many great memories and laughs were had with her. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Love and miss you.
Until we meet again.

Avatar  Cheryl Hermann 3 weeks agoReply

Sr. Sean will always be remembered by her students, their parents, and her colleagues from St. Mary School. She was much loved by many.

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