In Memoriam


(1931-2018)

Sister Catherine McKillop, formerly known as Sister James Anita McKillop, died on December 30, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 87 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Wishaw Lanark, Scotland, to James and Catherine (Buchanan) McKillop. She graduated from St. Paul High School in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, and received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in elementary education, both from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida. 

Sister Catherine spent 25 years ministering in elementary education in Chicago; Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and St. Petersburg, Florida; Montgomery, Alabama; and Guayama, Puerto Rico. This includes six years as principal and teacher at St. Bede School in Montgomery, two years as principal at St. Ann School in West Palm Beach, and five years as principal at St. Jude School in St. Petersburg. 

Sister Catherine also served the Adrian Dominican Sisters: four years as Co-provincial for St. Rose of Lima Province in Florida, eight years as director of retirement in Adrian, and nine years as activity assistant for the Dominican Life Center. She later ministered as Coordinator of Volunteer Services for St. Leonard’s Ministries in Chicago, which provides temporary housing and other services for formerly incarcerated men and women. 

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2017. She is survived by two sisters, Patricia Young of Clinton Township and Marguerite DeJaeghere of Sterling Heights, and a brother, Joseph McKillop of Roseville, all in Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers James and John.

Welcome of Sister Catherine will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019, 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 Friday, January 4, 2019 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.

 

Due to a technical error, the vigil and funeral services for Sister Catherine McKillop were not recorded.
We sincerely apologize to those who had hoped to view those recordings.

 


Left: From left, Sisters Catherine McKillop and Grace Dougherty, June 2011

Right: From left, Sisters Catherine McKillop, Grace Dougherty, Emmy Chelagat Choge, and Joyce LaVoy


Left: Sister Catherine McKillop, standing, left, with her family, from left, Joseph McKillop, Patricia Young, and Marguerite DeJaeghere. Seated is Grandmother McKillop. 


Members of the 2009 Class of Diamond Jubilarians 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, standing).

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(1959-2018)

As a child growing up in Angeles City, Philippines, Amelia Limiac Sarmiento was surrounded by the Catholic faith. Her parents, Jacobo Sarmiento and Susana Limiac, brought up their children with regular Sunday Mass and daily recitation of the Rosary. And, although she attended public grade school, she received regular catechetical instruction and even dreamed of becoming a catechist herself someday.

Amelia was born on January 22, 1959, the third of six children, all girls, born to Jacobo and Susana. Her siblings were Avelina, Teresita, Alicia, Linda and Carlota. After graduating from high school at Republic Central Colleges in Angeles City, she attended Holy Angel College (University), also in Angeles City, and graduated in 1979 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She then was able to fulfill her childhood desire to become a catechist and began working alongside the local Benedictine Sisters in their parish. During that time, in 1980, her father died.

The Benedictines quickly noticed her apostolic spirit and encouraged her to join them, and she spent six months as an aspirant with them. She chose not to continue that process because she decided she needed more time to discern God’s plan for her, but then Sister Rosita Yaya, of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of Remedies, came to the parish to talk with the young women about religious life, and Amelia began taking the required steps for possible entrance into that community. It was 1983.

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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)

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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Funeral 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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Funeral 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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