Baptized Mary Eileen Bartley, Sister Helen Patrick was born on October 2, 1918, in Chicago. She was the first of three girls born to Patrick and Helen (Walsh) Bartley. Her sisters were named Patricia and Catherine. When she was young the family moved to the Park Manor neighborhood and belonged to St. Columbanus Parish.
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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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