In Memoriam


Sister Marcelline Fouchey, formerly known as Sister Jeanne Henry Fouchey, died on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Marcelline was born in Detroit to Harvey and Laurette (Bernier) Fouchey. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Sister Marcelline spent 44 years ministering in education in Detroit, Adrian, and Southgate, Michigan; Chicago, Wilmette and Westchester, Illinois; and San Diego, California. She ministered in several Congregation institutions: 14 years at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian as teacher, treasurer, and Director of Development; teacher for nine years at Dominican High School in Detroit; and teacher for one year at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Illinois. She was Administrative Secretary for the Sisters in the Pacific West Chapter Office from 1991 to 2003. 

Sister Marcelline became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Florence Zack and Annette Hobbs; and two cousins, Sister Therese Bernier and Sister Catherine Cecile Bidigare, both Adrian Dominican Sisters. She is survived by her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Marcelline will be on Tuesday, July 2, 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Mass of Christian Burial 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 Marcelline (Jeanne Henry):

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Funeral for Sister Marcelline (Jeanne Henry):

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Right: Sister Marcelline is shown with her parents, Lavette and Harvey Fouchey, during a visit, April 1948.

Left: Sister Marcelline, center, with her brother-in-law Joe Zack and her sister Florence Fouchey Zack at Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz, California. 

Left: Sister Marcelline examines items from Mexico during the 2006 Chapter Assembly. 

From left: Sister Marcelline speaks during the 1987 Chapter Assembly. Sister Marcelline at the 60th anniversary dinner in Santa Cruz, California 

From left: Standing, from left, Sisters Marcelline Fouchey, Jane Robert Stuckel, Anne Herringer, and Mary Therese Napolitan, and seated, Sister Thomas Josephine Lawler. From left, Sisters Mary Roseen Maier, Marcelline Fouchey, and Hilda Marie Gelegan attend the 1993 Pacific West Chapter Assembly. 

Celebrating their Diamond Jubilee in 2006 are, back row, from left, Sisters Marcelline Fouchey, Marie Siena Chmara, Jeanne Marie O’Laughlin, Anne L. Lindquist, Therese Tighe, Jane Quirk, and Clare O’Connor, and front row, from left, Sisters Sean Therese Halpin, Marie Sheila Beatty, Therese Margaret Roberts, Therese Craig, Donna Wencel, Betty Foster, and Mary Margaret Donnelly.

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