In Memoriam


(1927-2021)

Sister Patricia O'Reilly, formerly known as Sister Charles Thomas, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 93 years of age and in the 75th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Patricia was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Thomas and Charlotte (Daunhauer) O'Reilly. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy, Adrian, and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in vocational education from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She was also certified in Clinical Pastoral Education by the Medical College of Ohio and as a chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. 

Sister Patricia spent 30 years ministering in elementary and high school education in Detroit, Adrian, and Blissfield, Michigan; Rockford and Chicago, Illinois; and Las Vegas, Nevada. She also taught at Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian for six years. 

She served as chaplain for six years in hospitals in Toledo, Cleveland, and Lima, Ohio, and as Admissions Coordinator for three years at Bixby Hospital in Adrian. She was a pastoral minister for two years at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago and for two years at St. John Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Sister also served the Congregation for four years at Weber Center in Adrian, two years as an executive secretary and two years as the manager of the Weber Shop.

Sister Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Rev. James E. O’Reilly, SJ. She is survived by a sister, Kathleen O'Reilly, of Clinton Township, Michigan, 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 15, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service Funeral will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 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.

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Vigil for Sister Patricia

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Funeral for Sister Patricia

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(1927-2021)

Sister Theresa McCall, formerly known as Sister Victor Mary McCall, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 93 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Theresa was born in Detroit to David and Mary (Shingleton) McCall. She graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in guidance/counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit. 

Sister’s ministries were all in Michigan, where she served in elementary and secondary education for over 25 years in Detroit, Tecumseh, Alpena, Clawson, Riverview, and Dearborn Heights and in social services for 15 years in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, and Dearborn. 

Sister Theresa became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: John, Paul, and Martin, and a sister, Margaret. She is survived by a brother, Berard McCall; 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 Thursday, February 11, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 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 Theresa

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral (Word Service) for Sister Theresa

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(1943-2021)

Sister Carol Ann Dulka, formerly known as Sister Mary Teresina, died on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 77 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Carol Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Anthony and Emeline (Horney) Dulka. She graduated from Hoban Dominican High School in Cleveland and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. She was also certified as a Nurse Aide and a catechetical teacher.

Sister spent 14 years ministering in elementary education in Southgate, Alpena, and Belding, Michigan, and 31 years in pastoral ministry in Charleston, Ridgeville, and Edisto Island in South Carolina. She became a resident of Weber Center in Adrian in 2010, and served four years as a driver in the transportation office and two years as a mailroom assistant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

Sister Carol Ann was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Richard and Dr. Joseph Dulka. She is survived by a brother, William (Deanna) Dulka of Falls Church, Virginia; sisters Mary Ann (Conrad Brown) Hammons of Seattle, Washington, and Sister Patricia Dulka, also an Adrian Dominican Sister; 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

Rite of Committal (burial) for Sister Carol Ann will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.  A Memorial Word Service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine Chapel, and the Ritual of Remembering will be held at 2:00 p.m. that day in the Rose Room. 

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)

Committal Ceremony for Sister Carol Ann Dulka

 

Memorial (Word Service) for Sister Carol Ann

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(1923-2021)

Sister Marie Therese Emery, formerly known as Sister Thomas More, died on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 74th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Marie Therese McGuire was born in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was three years old, she was adopted by Blanche Emery. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in social science from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; a master’s degree in history from the University of Detroit (Detroit Mercy); a master’s degree in curriculum and a doctorate in education administration and curriculum, both from Michigan State University in East Lansing; and an associate’s degree in business administration from Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. Sister was a licensed radio operator and pilot.

Sister spent 24 years ministering in education in Detroit, Lansing, and Dearborn, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio. She was principal at Presentation in Detroit, St. Henry in Cleveland, and St. Vincent Ferrer in Cincinnati. Sister later worked for the State of Michigan, where she was a Fleet Safety Project Supervisor, and at Michigan State University, where she was a traffic safety specialist for two years, a traffic safety program administrator for 11 years, and a technology lab director for 10 years. She was also an engineering/automotive consultant for AAA for a year in Washington, D.C. 

Sister Marie Therese became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother and adopted sister, Sister Katharine E. Emery, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. 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.

Rite of Committal (burial) for Sister Marie Therese was held on February 6, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Word Service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine Chapel, and the Ritual of Remembering will be held on the same day at 2:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. 

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)

Committal Ceremony for Sister Marie Therese Emery

 

Memorial (Word Service) for Sister Marie Therese

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Ritual of Remembering for Sister Marie Therese


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