In Memoriam


Sister Alice Marie Lacina, OP (1925 – 2014)
Sister Alice Marie Lacina was a humble, unassuming woman. Yet, as many Sisters said, she was also a very generous, hospitable person. Sister Maria Goretti Browne said at the wake, “We are grateful to the Lacina family . . . for giving us Alice, this quiet, reserved, kind, caring, humble person.” It is clear that Sister Alice Marie was loved, and she will be missed.

On January 2, 1925, in Owosso, Michigan, a daughter was born to Albert and Frances (Sheda) Lacina and was baptized Alice Helen. She was the ninth of their eleven children: eight girls (Mary, Frances, Sophie, Anne, Blanche, Agnes, Alice, and Helen) and three boys (Albert, Robert, and John). She wrote that she didn’t know much about her three oldest siblings, since by the time she entered the family they were married and had left their father’s house.
More about Sister Alice Marie Lacina (pdf)

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Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

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