In Memoriam


(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.

 

 

Vigil for Sister Therese Mary:


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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.

 

 

Vigil for Sister Andrea (Joseph Helen):


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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)

In writing her life story, Sister Betty Condon began with her great-grandparents, who left behind their Irish roots in Killarney and Cork and braved the difficult Atlantic crossing to begin new lives in America. They settled in Charleston, South Carolina, and it was there that, two generations later, Martha Igoe and Matthew Condon met as they each chaperoned the younger members of their respective families at a party.

Martha and Matthew were married in July 1913, and the next year a daughter, Mary Caroline, came into the family. Caroline was followed by James, Martha, Matthew, Elizabeth who was always called Betty – on November 12, 1925, and Mary Clare.

Caroline died of blood poisoning at the age of thirteen, while away at a boarding school. Betty was just three years old, but despite being so young at the time she always recalled that someone told her to look up at the stars and know Caroline was looking down at her.

Neither Martha nor Matthew had completed high school; Martha, who was the eldest, left high school to help care for her siblings, while Matthew left school at fourteen to work in the department store his parents had started. 

Read more about Sister Betty (pdf)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

 

 

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(1926-2018)

When Frances Stibich was a young woman, she traveled to Detroit from her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to visit one of her sisters, who lived on Gratiot Avenue in a flat above the Stein Hardware store. During that visit, she happened to meet the storeowner’s son, Anthony Stein. Love quickly bloomed, and the couple married in 1922.

Four children resulted from that union: Dorothy Antoinette, Ruth Marie, Eugene, and Barbara Ann. Ruth Marie, the future Sister Anne Bernadette Stein, was born on September 1, 1926, in Detroit. 

The family lived in St. Anthony Parish, and Ruth Marie attended the parish school for the first and last parts of her elementary education. As she put it in her life story, “My sister went there to school for all twelve years but my brother and I kind of shopped around for a while.”

That resulted in her spending two years at the Stevens Open Air School in Detroit. “Open Air” schools were established to help combat the spread of tuberculosis by providing facilities that had plenty of fresh air and good ventilation, and an uncle of the Stein children had been exposed to TB. Eugene spent four years there, while Ruth Marie attended for three years, from 1935 to 1938, and then went back to St. Anthony School.

Read more about Sister Anne Bernadette (pdf)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.

 

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