In Memoriam


(1934-2021)

Sister Mary Tindel, formerly known as Sister Carl Mary, died on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She was 86 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary was born in Miami, Florida, to John and Caroline (Gach) Tindel. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in Miami Beach, and received a Bachelor of Music degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Musical Education degree in Music Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee. 

Sister Mary spent 25 ½ years ministering in education in Farmington, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and St Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove, Florida, including six years at Barry College (University) in Miami Shores, an Adrian Dominican legacy institution; and Guayama, Puerto Rico. 

Sister ministered as the Director of Music-Liturgy for two years in Miami Shores. She ministered at the Archdiocese of Miami as the Associate Director of Worship and Director of Music while also serving as the Director of Music at St. Mary Cathedral. She then continued her ministry at St. Mary Cathedral for an additional nine years. Sister Mary ministered as the Coordinator of Liturgical Music at St. Thomas University in Miami for seven years and then as Director of Liturgical Music for twelve years at parishes in North Miami and Miami Shores. 

Sister was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother John Tindel of Indianapolis, Indiana; a loving nephew; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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, in collaboration with Gregg Mason Funeral Home in Miami.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Mary

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Funeral for Sister Mary

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Leave your comments and remembrances (if you don't see the comment box below, click on the "Read More" link).

 


(1933-2021)

Sister Noreen Burke, formerly known as Sister Peter Margaret Burke, died on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 88 years of age and in the 70th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Noreen was born in Detroit to Peter and Marjorie (Reske) Burke. She graduated from Visitation High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. She received master’s degrees in American history, school administration/supervision, and human services and counseling, all from DePaul University in Chicago.

Sister Noreen spent 33½ years ministering in elementary education in Chicago, Hometown, and Elmhurst, Illinois. This includes being principal for 10 years at Our Lady of Loretto in Hometown and seven years at Visitation School in Elmhurst. She was also a guidance counselor for 18 years at Maria High School in Chicago. She later served the Adrian Dominican Congregation in Hometown for one year as an Assistant Retirement Director.

Sister Noreen became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carole Burkhardt; and two brothers, Lawrence and Donald. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Funeral Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Noreen

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Funeral for Sister Noreen

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Leave your comments and remembrances (if you don't see the comment box below, click on the "Read More" link).

 


(1935-2021)

Sister Patricia McCarty, formerly known as Sister William Francine McCarty, died on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 66th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Patricia was born in Detroit to William and Frances (Brinker) McCarty. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in speech from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in drama/theater from Michigan State University in East Lansing. 

Sister ministered for 15 years in elementary education in Des Moines, Iowa, and Loves Park and Riverdale, Illinois. She was Principal of Queen of Apostles School in Riverdale for three years. In addition, Sister served for five years in Congregation leadership in Hometown, Illinois, as Co-Provincial and Provincial Administrator. 

In Michigan, Sister Patricia was campus minister and Director of Alumni Relations for 11 years at Mercy College (University of Detroit Mercy); Development Director for 11 years and Director of the Ministry Trust for two years for the Adrian Dominican Congregation; and Development Coordinator for one year for the Dominican Consultation Center in Detroit. 

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William J. McCarty. She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Unti, an Adrian Dominican Associate, of Easton, Maryland; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Funeral Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

 

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Patricia

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Funeral for Sister Patricia

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Leave your comments and remembrances (if you don't see the comment box below, click on the "Read More" link).

 


(1937-2021)

Sister Leontia (Lee) Cooney, formerly known as Sister Michael Therese Cooney, died on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 83 years of age and in the 65th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Detroit to Michael and Elizabeth (Dowdall) Cooney. She graduated from St. Mary Commercial High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in guidance/counseling from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida. 

Sister Lee spent 41 years ministering in many areas of elementary and secondary education in Chicago, Illinois; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Flint, Detroit, Utica, Harper Woods, and Monroe, Michigan. This includes eight years as principal of St. Jude in Detroit, 10 years as counselor and then Guidance Director at Bishop Gallagher High School in Harper Woods, and six years as Guidance Director at Dominican High School in Detroit, an Adrian Dominican institution. She also served the Congregation in Adrian for 13 years as Campus Administrator and Housing Coordinator. 

Sister Lee became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Bishop Patrick Cooney of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, and Reverend Michael N. Cooney; and her sister, Mary Alice Cooney. She is survived by her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Funeral Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

Vigil for Sister Lee

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Funeral for Sister Lee

Worship Aid (PDF)


Download video. Videos will be posted for 4-6 weeks, then removed.

 

Leave your comments and remembrances (if you don't see the comment box below, click on the "Read More" link).

 


Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God — and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance. 


Helpful Links

Dominican School Alumnae/Alumni

Become an Associate

What do you have to do to become a Sister?

Share our blog, A Sister Reflects

Sign up for the monthly Veritas newsletter (or view our other publications)

Employment opportunities

 


We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.

2021

Recent Posts

Read More »

Previous Years

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014