In Memoriam

Sister Jean Joseph (Patricia) Hughes, OPSomething sacred is at stake in every event
 - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Hescel, God In Search of Man. 

(1938 – 2015)
Sister Jean Joseph Hughes, baptized Patricia M. Breen, was born on May 5, 1938, in Chicago, to Patrick and Jean (Richards) Breen. Her mother had seven sisters and one brother. Sister Jean knew little about her father because her parents separated when she was two years old.
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Sister Eileen (Agnes Eileen) Souva, OP(1930 – 2015) 
Sister Eileen Souva, baptized Eileen Agnes Mary, was born on August 1, 1930, in Brest, Michigan, the fourth of nine children born of Roy and Melvina (Eder) Souva. She attended St. Charles School in Newport for only one year because her parents heard about the quality of education at St. Mary’s School in South Rockwood. 
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Sister Patricia Ann (Michael Francis) Hurley, OP(1930 – 2015)
Sister Patricia Ann Hurley was born on May 22, 1930, in Detroit, the second child and only daughter of John and Helen (Belleville) Hurley. She attended St. Philip Neri School from second through sixth grade and then transferred to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for seventh and eighth grade.
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Sister Agnes Louise (Mary Therese)   Stechschulte, OP(1924 – 2014)
Sister Agnes Louise, baptized Mary Therese, was born January 9, 1924, in Owosso, Michigan, to Louis and Agnes (Ford) Stechschulte. In her autobiography, she wrote this about her family:
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Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

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. 

We will post memorial reflections on our faithfully departed Sisters and Associates. If you would like to reflect on a Sister or Associate who has gone before us, please send your reflections – no more than 500 to 600 words – to Sister Barb Kelley (

We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.


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