In Memoriam


(1929-2019)

Sister Jeanne Burns, formerly known as Sister Thomas Raymond Burns, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 71st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Jeanne was born in Chicago to Thomas and Laura (Mackey) Burns. She graduated from Bishop Muldoon High School in Rockford, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida; a Master of Education degree from University of Florida in Gainesville; and a Master of Education degree in Guidance/Counseling from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. She was also certified in Clinical Pastoral Education by Aquinas Theological Institute in Dubuque, Iowa, and as a hospital chaplain by the U. S. Catholic Conference and by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Sister spent 19 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; and in Cleveland, Ohio. This includes one year at Hoban Dominican High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and three years at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, both institutions of the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Jeanne was principal for six years at St. James in Miami, Florida. 

Sister Jeanne served as Vicaress General for the Adrian Dominican Congregation from 1968 to 1978. She was Chaplain at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota for one year and Director of Pastoral Care for six years at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She also ministered for 18 years at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, where she was Chaplain for three years, Vice-President for eleven years, and Patient Relations Representative for four years.

Sister Jeanne became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2013. Sister was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters: Catherine T. Noble, Bette Doherty, Rosemary F. Kerper, Lorraine Suerth and Frances Rooney, and her brothers: James Burns, John Burns, William J. Burns, Thomas R. Burns, Jr. and Robert M. Burns. Sister Jeanne is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Jeanne will be on Monday, July 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, July 23, 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. 

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.

 


 

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From left: Sister Jeanne as a flower girl, 1935. Sister Jeanne enjoys her time at the beach in Miami, Florida, December 7, 1932. Sister Jeanne stands in front of the grotto at the Motherhouse on her entrance day.


From left: Sister Jeanne with her parents. Sister Jeanne as a postulant – 1947


From left: Adrian Dominican Generalate Officers from 1968 to 1974 were: front row, from left, Sister Thomas Raymond (Jeanne Burns); Mother Laurence Edward (Rosemary Ferguson), Mother General; and Sister Mary Paul (Noreen McKeough); and back row, from left, Sisters James Therese (Arthemise Cassanova), Mary Julita (Mary DeVault), Christopher (Kathryn Noonan), John Bride (Mary Catherine Jordan), and Margaret Michaella (Dorothy Folliard). From left, Sisters Veronica Kelley, Jeanne Burns, and Mary Margaret Beh celebrate Sister Jeanne’s Golden Jubilee, 1997.


Members of the 1974-1978 General Council were, from left, Sisters Rosemary Ferguson, OP, Prioress General; Cathryn Deutsch, OP, Councilor; Jeanne Burns, OP, Vicaress General; Nadine Foley, OP, Councilor; and Jeanne O’Laughlin, OP, Councilor.


From left: Sisters Dorothy Glaister, left, and Jeanne Burns. Members of Sister Jeanne’s mission group are: front row, Sisters Diana Miller, Anne Russell, and Julie Hyer, and back row, Sisters Hilda Marie Gelegan, Adrienne Piennette, Jeanne Burns, and Molly Giller and Associate Mary Reardon.


Right: Sister Jeanne, left, and Sister Mary Margaret Beh volunteer at St. Francis Soup Kitchen, 2011.


Right: Former members of the General Council gather for a 2006 reunion, from left: Sisters Dorothy Folliard, Rosemary Ferguson, Mary DeVault, Jeanne Burns, and Noreen McKeough.


Members of the 1997 Golden Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Cyrilla Zarek, Margaret Lane, Jean Kathleen Comiskey, Marcine Klemm, Kathleen Therese McCann, Paul Emilia Brown, Shirley Thielk, and Bernadette Mehal; middle row, from left, Sisters Jacquelyn Murray, Theresa Nightingale, Mary Saynay, M. Joan Loeffler, Ann Stephanie Callopy, Janet Persyk, and Margaret Ann Swallow; and front row, seated, Sisters Jeanne Burns, Mary Skender, and Benita Bourne.



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(1934-2019)

Sister Patricia Dolan, formerly known as Sister Kevin Patrice Dolan, died on July 8, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession. 

Sister Patricia was born in Chicago to William and Catherine (Newton) Dolan. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a Master of Earth Science degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; a Master of Teaching Mathematics degree from the University of Detroit (Detroit-Mercy); and a Master of Library Science degree from Rosary College, now Dominican University, in River Forest, Illinois. 

Sister Patricia spent 25 years ministering in education in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan; Henderson, Nevada; Mundelein and Wilmette, Illinois; and Oakland, California. Her teaching ministry included two institutions of the Congregation: Dominican High School in Detroit for six years; and Regina Dominican High School in Illinois for five years. 

She was a data resources coordinator for two years for Galvin Library in Chicago and manager for six years for the Milner Library in Normal, Illinois. Sister was an editor for one and a half years at Scott Foresman Company in Glenview, Illinois and for eight years at Addison Wesley Publishing Company in Menlo Park, California. 

Sister Patricia became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Margaret Zepeda; and her brother, William Dolan, Jr. She is survived by a sister, Maureen Silver, of Santa Rosa, California.

Welcome of Sister Patricia will be on Wednesday, July 10, 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, July 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Service and the Mass of Christian Burial 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.

 

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Center: The Dolan siblings are, from left, Margaret Zepeda, Maureen Silver, Bill Dolan, and Patricia Dolan. Right: Sister Patricia Dolan, then Sister Kevin Patrice, in a Regina Dominican High School yearbook photo

From left:  Postulants on their Entrance Day are, from left, Sisters Angela Susalla, Mary Catherine Nolan, Marion Coppe, June Racicot, Helen Laier, Diana Marie Pellegrino, Patricia Dolan, and Mary Alice Naour. From left, Sisters Marilyn Foster, Patricia Dolan, and Marion Coppe, June 1991

From left: Sister Patricia at the 2018 Summer Fun event at the Dominican Life Center. Regina Dominican High School science teachers are: front, from left, at microscopes, Sisters Mary Jane Hart and Kevin Patrice (Patricia) Dolan, and in back, from left, Sisters Roberta Marie Havey, Mary Liam Walsh, Stella Joseph (Kathleen) Sutherland, and Joan Edward (Joan) Mehney.

From left: From left, Sisters Mary Alan Stuart, Anne Russell, and Patricia Dolan. Sister Anne Russell, left, and Sister Patricia Dolan 

Right: Members of the 2011 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Nancy Fischer, Barbara Hehr, Patricia Walsh, Mary Louise Head, Joan Weitz, Helen Belsito, Anne Beauvais, and Celeste Mary Bourke; middle row, from left, Sisters Mary Alice Naour, Helen Laier, Thomas Leo Monahan, Patricia Dolan, Angela Susalla, June Racicot, Patricia Spangler, and Attracta Kelly (Prioress); and front row, from left, Sisters Marilyn Foster, Marion Coppe, Betty Lou Myers, Robert Irene Buchanan, Mary Alan Stuart, Mary Catherine Nolan, and Jane Robert Stuckel.

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(1928-2019)

Sister Marcelline Fouchey, formerly known as Sister Jeanne Henry Fouchey, died on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Marcelline was born in Detroit to Harvey and Laurette (Bernier) Fouchey. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Sister Marcelline spent 44 years ministering in education in Detroit, Adrian, and Southgate, Michigan; Chicago, Wilmette and Westchester, Illinois; and San Diego, California. She ministered in several Congregation institutions: 14 years at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian as teacher, treasurer, and Director of Development; teacher for nine years at Dominican High School in Detroit; and teacher for one year at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Illinois. She was Administrative Secretary for the Sisters in the Pacific West Chapter Office from 1991 to 2003. 

Sister Marcelline became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Florence Zack and Annette Hobbs; and two cousins, Sister Therese Bernier and Sister Catherine Cecile Bidigare, both Adrian Dominican Sisters. She is survived by her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Marcelline will be on Tuesday, July 2, 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 Wednesday, July 3, 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. 

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.

 

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Right: Sister Marcelline is shown with her parents, Lavette and Harvey Fouchey, during a visit, April 1948.


Left: Sister Marcelline, center, with her brother-in-law Joe Zack and her sister Florence Fouchey Zack at Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz, California. 


Left: Sister Marcelline examines items from Mexico during the 2006 Chapter Assembly. 


From left: Sister Marcelline speaks during the 1987 Chapter Assembly. Sister Marcelline at the 60th anniversary dinner in Santa Cruz, California 


From left: Standing, from left, Sisters Marcelline Fouchey, Jane Robert Stuckel, Anne Herringer, and Mary Therese Napolitan, and seated, Sister Thomas Josephine Lawler. From left, Sisters Mary Roseen Maier, Marcelline Fouchey, and Hilda Marie Gelegan attend the 1993 Pacific West Chapter Assembly. 


Celebrating their Diamond Jubilee in 2006 are, back row, from left, Sisters Marcelline Fouchey, Marie Siena Chmara, Jeanne Marie O’Laughlin, Anne L. Lindquist, Therese Tighe, Jane Quirk, and Clare O’Connor, and front row, from left, Sisters Sean Therese Halpin, Marie Sheila Beatty, Therese Margaret Roberts, Therese Craig, Donna Wencel, Betty Foster, and Mary Margaret Donnelly.

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(1936-2019)

Sister Marie Quenneville, formerly known as Sister Madonna Joseph, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 83 years of age and in the 66th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Marie was born in Detroit to George and Marie (Bonten) Quenneville. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master’s degree in children’s literature from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Sister spent 44 years ministering in elementary education in Harvey, Chicago, and Mundelein, Illinois; Harper Woods, Detroit, Riverview, and Hamtramck, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Oakland, California. She also was the associate director for the Adrian Dominican Development Office for nine years in Detroit and Eastpointe, Michigan. 

Sister Marie became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers: Charles, Thomas, William, Edward, Patrick, and John; and three sisters: Elaine Young, and Rita and Donna Quenneville. She is survived by a brother, Donald of Columbia, Tennessee, and loving nieces and nephews. 

Welcome of Sister Marie will be on Monday, July 1, 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 Tuesday, July 2, 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. 

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.

 

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From left: Sister Marie’s eighth-grade graduation photo from St. Edward School, Detroit; Sister Marie’s parents, George and Marie (Bonten) Quenneville 


From left: Sister Marie attends the 50th class reunion for the Dominican High School Class of 1953, September 2003. From left, Associate Mercedes Fitzsimmons and Sisters Helene Burns, Patricia Sporer, Sheila Delaney, and Marie Quenneville


Right: Members of the 2002 Golden Jubilee, August Reception Crowd are, back row, from left, Sisters Diane Odette, Norma Dell, Elizabeth Ross, Mary Giacopelli, and Marie Quenneville, and front row, from left, Sisters Mary Nugent, Claudia Hinds, Jean Horger, Mary Ann Zakrajsek, Kathleen Buechele, and Laura Marie Smith. 


From left: Sister Marie cuts the cake for her Silver Jubilee celebration at St. Pius X in Toledo, May 7, 1978. Sister Janet Schaeffler, left, and Sister Marie attend an event at Dominican High School in Detroit, October 2002.


Right: Sister Dorothy Booms, left, and Sister Marie Quenneville celebrate Sister Marie’ Golden Jubilee, June 2002.

 

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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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