In Memoriam


(1923-2020)

Sister Winifred C. M. Lynch, formerly known as Sister Simon Peter Lynch, died on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Winifred was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Patrick and Agnes (Regan) Lynch. Sister graduated from St. Mary High School in Katonah, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Good Counsel College in White Plains, New York, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Sister spent 38½ years ministering in education in West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Miami Shores, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami, Florida, and in Cheektowaga and White Plains, New York. She was a driver for the Transportation Department on the Motherhouse Campus for four years.

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Peter, and two sisters: Elizabeth Morgan and Sister Mary Martina Lynch, RDC. She is survived by loving nieces and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed to all guests or visitors until further notice. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020. 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.


(1926-2020)

Sister Edith Kathleen (Katie) Zemke, baptized Catherine Zemke, died on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 93 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Edith Kathleen was born in Alpena, Michigan, to Boneslaus (Bonnie) and Edith (Foley) Zemke. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education, both from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian.

Sister spent 33 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Adrian, Detroit, and Saginaw, Michigan. In Detroit, she was principal for eight years at St. Gabriel School, for 10 years at St. David School, and one year at St. Juliana School, and assistant principal for four years at St. Matthew School. Sister also ministered in education for five years in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, and for two years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was manager for the Dominican High School Convent Complex in Detroit for 10 years. 

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Margaret Smith and her brother John Zemke. She is survived by loving nieces, nephews, and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020. 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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Vigil for Sister Edith Kathleen

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(1924-2020)

Sister Mary Josephine (Mary Jo) O’Hanlon, formerly known as Sister James Patrick, died on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 96 years of age and in the 76th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary Jo was born in County Kerry, Ireland, to Patrick and Julia (O’Sullivan) O’Hanlon. She graduated from Aquinas High School, Chicago, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a Licentiate in Philosophy from Santo Domingo University, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; a master’s degree in elementary education from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida; and a master’s degree in religious education from the University of San Francisco. 

Sister Mary Jo spent 48 years ministering in education in Jackson, Detroit, Munising, and Brighton, Michigan; Santo Domingo and San Juan De La Maguana, Dominican Republic; Melbourne, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Tucson and Winslow, Arizona; and Larkspur, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Hayward, California. This includes 11 years as assistant principal in Larkspur and Santa Cruz, and nine years as principal in Larkspur, West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Santo Domingo and San Juan De La Maguana. 

Sister Mary Jo became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jimmy; and her sister, Joan McNamara. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed to all guests or visitors until further notice. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 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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Vigil for Sister Mary Jo

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(1919-2020)

Sister Marie Bride Walsh, baptized Therese Rita Walsh, died on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 100 years of age and in the 81st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Marie Bride was born in Chicago to John and Bridget (Lyons) Walsh. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

Sister spent 67 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Port Huron, Grosse Pointe Farms, Adrian, and Detroit, Michigan; Miami Beach and Ft. Pierce, Florida; Oakland, California; and Chicago, Rockford, and Wilmette, Illinois. Sister was a faculty member at five Adrian Dominican institutions: Dominican High School in Detroit for one year, St. Joseph Academy in Adrian for six years, Aquinas High School in Chicago for six years, Bishop Muldoon High School in Rockford for two years, and Regina High School in Wilmette for 11 years. 

Sister Marie Bride became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2010. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Jean Dvorak; Sister Mary Jean Walsh, also an Adrian Dominican Sister, and Kathleen Miccucio and her brother, Joseph George Walsh.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. 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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Photos of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP

Left photo: From left, Sisters Marion Coppe, Marie Bride Walsh, and Mary Catherine Nolan.
Right photo: Enjoying the condo in Venice, Florida, in July 1998, are, standing from left: Sisters Beverly Bobola, Irma Gerber, and Marie Bride Walsh, and seated, Sister Mary Jean Walsh.

Photos of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP

Far right: Sister Marion O’Connor, left, celebrates Sister Marie Bride Walsh’s 99th birthday, September 27, 2018. 

 

Photos of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP

Left photo: Sisters Mary Jean Walsh, left, and Marie Bride Walsh enjoy a meal together at the Madden Hall Dining Room at the Motherhouse in Adrian. 
Right photo: Sister Carol Fleming celebrates Sister Marie Bride Walsh’s 100th birthday.

 

Photos of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP

Right photo: From left, Sisters Marion O’Connor, Marie Bride Walsh, and Mary Connelly prepare to attend Regina Dominican High School’s Black and White Ball, September 1998.

 

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