In Memoriam


(1959-2018)

Sister Amelia L. Sarmiento, known as Sister Meng, died early in the afternoon on December 5, 2018 at the Dominican Sisters’ convent, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. She was 59 years of age and in the 31st year of her religious profession: 23 years in the Sisters of Our Lady of Remedies and in her 8th year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. 

She joined the Our Lady of Remedies Congregation on December 15, 1984, and entered the novitiate on January 18, 1986. She made First Profession of Vows on January 30, 1988, and Final Profession of vows on June 27, 1992.

Sister Meng was born in Angeles City, Philippines, to Jacobo and Susana (Limiac) Sarmiento. She graduated from Republic Central Colleges in Angeles City, and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga.

Sister Meng served as a clerical assistant in Porac, and as a Christian Living Education (CLE) teacher, school treasurer, and CLE coordinator at parochial schools in Candaba, Porac and at University of the Assumption in San Fernando. She ministered as a catechist for St. Catherine Alexandria Parish in Arayat, and the Archdiocese of San Fernando in San Fernando. 

Sister served as treasurer at parochial schools in Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao and Angeles City for over 17 years. She served in pastoral ministry for the Dominican Sisters in San Fernando, as Novice Co-formator for the Our Lady of Remedies Congregation for three years, as treasurer of the Congregation for four years, and as the Director of Formation for the Our Lady of Remedies Mission Chapter for two years, all in San Fernando.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Avelina Sarmiento Alfonso and Carlota Sarmiento. She is survived by three sisters: Teresita S. Pineda of San Fernando, Alicia S. Sio of Quezon City, and Linda S. Macasli of Angeles City.

The wake and viewing were on December 5-7, 2018 at St. Dominic’s Hall Motherhouse San Fernando Pampanga. Two archbishops, as well as diocesan, Dominican and other religious priests came for the viewing and Memorial Mass on December 8, 2018 at Holy Mary Memorial Park in Angeles City, Philippines. The Memorial Mass was in St. Dominic’s Convent Chapel, San Fernando, Philippines.

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(1926-2018)

Sister Therese Mary Foote, formerly known as Dorothy Foote, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Michigan. She was 92 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Therese Mary was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Francis and Florence (Walsh) Foote. She graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Detroit and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a master’s degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

Sister Therese Mary ministered in education for 24½ years in Detroit, Royal Oak, and Adrian, Michigan; Grafton, West Virginia; and St. Charles, Illinois. This includes three years at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and six years at Mount St. Mary Academy in St. Charles, both institutions of the Congregation. 

In 1974, Sister Therese Mary became a registered pharmacist and from 1975 to 1987 she served as pharmacist at the Maria Health Care Center (Dominican Life Center). She later ministered as pharmacist at Perry Drugs in Royal Oak, Liberty Drug stores in Southfield,  and from 1989-2004, at Cherry Hill Pharmacy in Dearborn, all in Michigan. 

Sister Therese Mary became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert; and sister, Jean Stark. She is survived by loving nieces and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Therese Mary will be on Sunday, December 9, 2018, 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 Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass 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: Dorothy Foote, the future Sister Therese Mary, center, with her sister Jean and brother Bob, 1931. Dorothy Foote, the future Sister Therese Mary, in front of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse about a month before her entrance, January 1945. Dorothy Foote as a high school student, early 1940s.



From left: Sister Therese Mary with her mother Florence and grandmother Jessie on the day of her reception, August 9, 1945. Sister Therese Mary, left, with Vivian Rumler, RN, her colleague at the Dominican Pharmacy. Sister Therese Mary, left, with Sister Mary Bernard Lynch The two worked together in the Dominican Pharmacy from 1975 to 1977, though they each worked at the pharmacy for 12 years.



From left: Long-time local community members at the Regina Residence are, from left, Sisters Anne Wasco, Mary Rita Gleason, Catherine Henry Schmid, and Therese Mary Foote. Sister Therese Mary, left, with Sister Rosalie Bulanda, 1984



From left: From left, Sisters Therese Mary Foote, Catherine Henry Schmid, and Maria Goretti Browne. Sister Therese Mary Foote speaks at the 100th birthday party of Sister Maura Phillips on April 25, 2014. Behind her is Sister Mary Alice Naour.



Members of the 2015 Double-Diamond (70-year) Jubilarian Class are, back row, from left, Sisters Joan Murphy, Margaret Mehigan, Kathryn Lumbrezer, and Sister Attracta Kelly (Prioress) and seated, from left, Sisters Dorothy Jehle, Therese Mary Foote, Nadine Foley, and Constance Kelly.


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(1932-2018)

Sister Andrea Broutin, formerly known as Sister Joseph Helen Broutin, died on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 68th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Andrea was born in Detroit to Andre and Helena (De Munter) Broutin. She graduated from Denby High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and master’s degree in history from De Paul University in Chicago. 

Sister spent 9½ years ministering in elementary education in Chicago and Homewood, Illinois; and five years in secondary education in Cleveland, Ohio, where she taught at Hoban Dominican High School, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. She spent 29 years in secondary and higher education in Detroit, Southgate, Monroe, and Adrian, Michigan, which includes a year at Dominican High School in Detroit, and a year at Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, both Congregation sponsored institutions. 

In addition, Sister Andrea served the Adrian Dominican Congregation for a year as Director of Formation, and was the transportation coordinator for one year in Adrian. She spent 2½ years in Detroit as the manager of the Dominican High Convent building. 

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2010. Sister was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John. She is survived by a loving niece and nephew and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Andrea will be on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 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 Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass 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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Left: Sister Andrea in the arms of her mother. Right: Sister Andrea with her parents and her brother John


From left: Sisters Andrea Broutin, left, and Rosemary Abramovich at General Chapter 1992. Sister Andrea at St. Joseph, Homewood, Illinois


From left: From left, Sisters Helen Sohn, Andrea Broutin, Mary Elizabeth Crimmins, and Iva Gregory enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. From left, Sisters Andrea Broutin, Florence Fouchey Zak, and Helen Sohn


Left: From left, Sisters Carol Bollin, Helen Sohn, and Andrea Broutin


Members of the 2009 Diamond Jubilee class are: back row, from left, Sisters Andrea Broutin, Mary Ann Konieski, Jeanette Jabour, Joan Delaplane, Jean Denomme, and Elizabeth Flaherty; middle row, from left, Sisters Joyce LaVoy, Catherine McKillop, Eleanor Stech, Nelda Ann Klein, Barbara Mary Saynay, and Marie Houle; and front row, from left, Sisters Mae Tack, Mary Sharon Moran, Betty Jenkins, and Donna Markham (Prioress).

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(1925-2018)

Sister Elizabeth Condon, formerly known as Sister Martha Marie Condon, died on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 93 years of age and in the 71st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Matthew and Martha (Igoe) Condon. She graduated from Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida and a Master of Arts degree in American History from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Sister spent 20 ½ years ministering in education in Fort Pierce, Hollywood, Jacksonville, and St. Petersburg, Florida; and in Aiken, South Carolina, where she was Principal at St. Mary Help of Christians in Aiken from 1961-67. From1976-79, she was Co-Provincial for the St. Rose of Lima Province in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also worked for 22 years in parish work, on retreat teams, as a chaplain, and as a spiritual director in Kingstree, Columbia, and Charleston, South Carolina, and in Kisumu, Kenya, and for 11 years at Sea of Peace House of Prayer in Edisto, South Carolina, which she co-founded and co-directed. She became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2006 and continued to minister as a spiritual director for several years.

Sister Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Mary Clare McElwee and Martha Condon, and two brothers: James Condon and Matthew Condon. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Elizabeth will be on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 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 of the Dominican Life Center. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Service and the Funeral Mass 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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Left: Sisters at Barry College (University), before 1958, are: front row, from left, Sisters Veronica Gonthier, Jacqueline Marie Roy, Felix Palda, and Joan Loeffler; middle row, from left, Sisters Marie Philomena Mahan, Maria Riley, Paul Anton Michels, Mary Russell, and Virginia Beattie; and back row, from left, Sisters Benita Bourne, Betty Condon, Maureen Lathers, Clarice Moyle, Grace Flowers, and Audrey Hull.


Left: Sister Betty with Franciscan Sisters in Kenya


From left: Members of the Double Diamond Class of 2017 are: standing, from left, Sisters JoAnn Fleischaker, Patricia Siemen (Prioress), Noreen O’Connell, and Sarah Cavanaugh; and seated, from left, Sisters Charlotte Hoefer, Eileen Meyers, and Betty Condon. Sister Betty in her Irish dancing dress while she was a student at Barry


Left: Sisters Betty Condon (left) and Barbara Hubbard


From left: Members of the Appalachian Mission Group: standing, from left, Sisters Patricia Benson, Geraldine Megel, Mary Katherine Drouin, Barbara Hubbard, Betty Condon, Mary Kathryn Cliatt, and Helen Diane McGuirt, and kneeling, from left, Sisters Attracta Kelly and Francine Barber, Ashley Gonzalez (in formation) and Sisters June Racicot and Maria Goretti Browne. In St. Catherine of Siena Library, Madden Hall, Adrian

From left: Spending time together during ministry in Africa are, from left, Sisters Joanne Peters, Virginia Hafey-Wells, Betty Condon, and Kathleen McGrail. Sister Betty with Father John Egan, OP


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