In Memoriam

Sister Georgina Luznicky, OP


Sister Georgina Luznicky, formerly known as Dorothy Luznicky, died at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, on June 30, 2018. She was 90 years of age and in the 71st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Georgina was born in Chicago to George and Lillian (Hattan) Luznicky. She graduated from Lourdes High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and master’s degrees in history and education, both from DePaul University in Chicago. 

Sister ministered for 45 years in education in Flint and Saint Clair, Michigan, and Harvey, Chicago, and Joliet, Illinois. This includes one year at Aquinas High School in Chicago, an Adrian Dominican institution. 

Sister Georgina was Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Joliet Diocese for 13 years, and Schools Consultant for the Chicago Archdiocese for 12 years. In addition, she ministered for 10½ years at several Adrian Dominican offices: the St. Dominic Province in Hometown, Illinois; the Midwest and Upper Midwest Chapter offices, both in Burbank, Illinois; and the Office of Information, in Adrian. 

Sister Georgina became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Father George Luznicky; a sister, Mary Luznicky; and a cousin, Sister Francita Hattan, OP, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by loving cousins, Barbara Schuerman of Glendale Heights and Teri Moxley of Woodstock, both in Illinois.

Welcome of Sister Georgina will be on Monday, July 2, 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 Tuesday, July 3, 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 Georgina:

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Funeral for Sister Georgina:

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From left: Sister Georgina, 1929; First Communion; High school graduation, 1945

Sister Georgina with her history students at Aquinas High School, Chicago

Left: From left, Mary Luznicky, sister; Lillian Luznicky, mother; Ed (Father George) Luznicky, and Sister Georgina during a home visit

From left: Sister Georgina, far right, with her colleagues at the Schools Office of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois; Sister Georgina with Father Bill Sheridan

From left: Celebrating Sister Georgina’s 70th birthday; Sisters new to the Adrian area formed their own Mission Group. Members are: back row, from left, Sisters Sandra Exley, Leonor Esnard, and Christa Marsik; middle row, from left, Sisters Shirley Ruder, Ruth Rabideau, Joy Finfera, Edith Kathleen Zemke, and Reta Drexler; and front row, from left, Sisters Molly Giller, Marie Bentz, Lorraine Pepin, Anne Gallagher, and Georgina Luznicky.

Members of the 2006 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Jean Fitzgerald, Laura Pesick, Ann Romayne Fallon, Joan Donovan, Edith Kathleen Zemke, Jean Librizzi, Georgina Luznicky, Beverly McEachin, Helen C. McDaniel, and Mildred Ann Huber; third row, from left, Sisters Anne Richard Baker, Mary L. Russell, Anne Bernadette Stein, Joyce Rybarczyk, Patricia Cecile Slattery, Denise Walsh, Elizabeth Francis Tekaucic, Sheila N. Flynn, Jeri Renner, and Winifred C.M. Lynch; second row, from left, Sisters Ann Patrice Remkus, Therese Groulx, and Jean Irene McAllister; and front row, from left, Sisters Barbara Wetterer, Marie Therese Guigar, Virginia Therese Conway, Jean Anthony Sporer, and Michele Gebhardt. 

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