Sister Ann Romayne Fallon, baptized Mary Patricia Joan Fallon, died on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 91 years of age and in the 72nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Ann Romayne was born in Detroit to Joseph and Ann (Gough) Fallon. She graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and a Master of Education degree, both from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida.
Sister Ann Romayne spent 56 years ministering in education in Chicago, Rockford, Flossmoor, and Wilmette, Illinois; Fort Walton Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida; Detroit and Farmington, Michigan; and Anchorage, Alaska. This includes her ministry for Congregation institutions: 13 years at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, six years as principal and seven years as president; two years at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach; and one year at Dominican High School and Academy in Detroit.
She also served the Detroit Catholic School System as associate superintendent for seven years and the Archdiocese of Anchorage for 5½ years as an educational consultant. Her service to the Congregation includes serving as treasurer for two years; four years at Weber Center, Adrian; and two years as director of annual giving at the Adrian Dominican Development Center based in Detroit.
Sister Ann Romayne became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Gerald Fallon; and her cousin, Sister Mary Margaret Fallon, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by her sisters, Margaret E. Fallon and Kathleen Fallon, both of Venice, Florida, and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Welcome of Sister Ann Romayne will be on Wednesday, October 9, 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery.
Memorial 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.
From left: Sister Ann Romayne at six months. The future Sister Ann Romayne celebrates her First Communion with her sister Margaret.
From left: Sister Ann Romayne Fallon with her parents on Reception Day, December 30, 1946. Sister Ann Romayne Fallon as Treasurer of the Congregation
Right: Sister Ann Romayne Fallon celebrates her 80th birthday with a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz, OMI, third from left, and priests from Mat-Su Valley, Archdiocese of Anchorage.
From left: From left, Sister Marie Arthur, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, and Sister Ann Romayne Fallon at the 25th Jubilee celebration of Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, Illinois, 1984. Members of the Formation House community are, from left: Sisters Arlene Scott, Carol Weber, Patricia Erickson, Ann Romayne Fallon, and Gloria Lerro.
From left: From left, Sisters Anne Worcester, Claudia Hinds, Lorraine Morin, and Ann Romayne Fallon line up for refreshments during the annual leaf-raking party at Oakwood House, Adrian, November 3, 2002. Members of the Anchorage community are, from left, Sisters Lorraine Réaume, Jackie Stoll, Ann Romayne Fallon, and Josephine Gaugier.
From left: Sisters Nadine Foley, left, and Ann Romayne Fallon. Members of the 2006 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Jean Fitzgerald, Laura Pesick, Ann Romayne Fallon, Joan Donovan, Edith Kathleen Zemke, Jean Librizzi, Georgina Luznicky, Beverly McEachin, Helen McDaniel, and Mildred Ann Huber; middle row, from left, Sisters Anne Richard Baker, Ann Patrice Remkus, Mary L. Russell, Anne Bernadette Stein, Joyce Mary Rybarczyk, Patricia Cecile Slattery, Denise Walsh, Therese Groulx, Elizabeth Francis Tekaucic, Sheila N. Flynn, Jean Irene McAllister, Jeri Renner, and Winifred Lynch; and front row, Sisters Barbara Wetterer, Marie Therese Guigar, Virginia Therese Conway, Jean Anthony Sporer, and Michele Gebhardt.
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