(1942 – 2014)
Joanne Bellaire was born on November 2, 1942, to John and Anna Elston of Detroit. She attended Catholic schools, St. Suzanne and Visitation High School. After three years at Visitation, Joanne was accepted at Siena Heights College and the Adrian Dominican Sisters as a postulant. She entered in June 1960 and, after much discernment, left in October, 1961.
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