In Memoriam


Sister Patricia Dolan, formerly known as Sister Kevin Patrice Dolan, died on July 8, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession. 

Sister Patricia was born in Chicago to William and Catherine (Newton) Dolan. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a Master of Earth Science degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; a Master of Teaching Mathematics degree from the University of Detroit (Detroit-Mercy); and a Master of Library Science degree from Rosary College, now Dominican University, in River Forest, Illinois. 

Sister Patricia spent 25 years ministering in education in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan; Henderson, Nevada; Mundelein and Wilmette, Illinois; and Oakland, California. Her teaching ministry included two institutions of the Congregation: Dominican High School in Detroit for six years; and Regina Dominican High School in Illinois for five years. 

She was a data resources coordinator for two years for Galvin Library in Chicago and manager for six years for the Milner Library in Normal, Illinois. Sister was an editor for one and a half years at Scott Foresman Company in Glenview, Illinois and for eight years at Addison Wesley Publishing Company in Menlo Park, California. 

Sister Patricia became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Margaret Zepeda; and her brother, William Dolan, Jr. She is survived by a sister, Maureen Silver, of Santa Rosa, California.

Welcome of Sister Patricia will be on Wednesday, July 10, 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 Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Service 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 Patricia (Kevin Patrice):

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Funeral for Sister Patricia (Kevin Patrice):

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Center: The Dolan siblings are, from left, Margaret Zepeda, Maureen Silver, Bill Dolan, and Patricia Dolan. Right: Sister Patricia Dolan, then Sister Kevin Patrice, in a Regina Dominican High School yearbook photo

From left:  Postulants on their Entrance Day are, from left, Sisters Angela Susalla, Mary Catherine Nolan, Marion Coppe, June Racicot, Helen Laier, Diana Marie Pellegrino, Patricia Dolan, and Mary Alice Naour. From left, Sisters Marilyn Foster, Patricia Dolan, and Marion Coppe, June 1991

From left: Sister Patricia at the 2018 Summer Fun event at the Dominican Life Center. Regina Dominican High School science teachers are: front, from left, at microscopes, Sisters Mary Jane Hart and Kevin Patrice (Patricia) Dolan, and in back, from left, Sisters Roberta Marie Havey, Mary Liam Walsh, Stella Joseph (Kathleen) Sutherland, and Joan Edward (Joan) Mehney.

From left: From left, Sisters Mary Alan Stuart, Anne Russell, and Patricia Dolan. Sister Anne Russell, left, and Sister Patricia Dolan 

Right: Members of the 2011 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Nancy Fischer, Barbara Hehr, Patricia Walsh, Mary Louise Head, Joan Weitz, Helen Belsito, Anne Beauvais, and Celeste Mary Bourke; middle row, from left, Sisters Mary Alice Naour, Helen Laier, Thomas Leo Monahan, Patricia Dolan, Angela Susalla, June Racicot, Patricia Spangler, and Attracta Kelly (Prioress); and front row, from left, Sisters Marilyn Foster, Marion Coppe, Betty Lou Myers, Robert Irene Buchanan, Mary Alan Stuart, Mary Catherine Nolan, and Jane Robert Stuckel.

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