In Memoriam


(1923 – 2015)
Sister Lucian Marie (Alvira Marie) Dusseau, OPBaptized Alvira Marie, Sister Lucian Marie Dusseau was born August 21, 1922, in her Uncle Charlie’s home at Lenawee Junction, a rural area located three miles southeast of Adrian, Michigan. She was the youngest of three children. Her parents, Henry and Josephine (Yenour) Dusseau, were farm children who came from Petersburg and Erie.
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Sister Nancy (James Claret) Fischer, OP(1932 – 2015)
Sister Nancy Fischer, born on April 26, 1932, in Chicago, was the youngest of the three children born to Jacob and Emma (Danforth) Fischer. The family did not have a lot of money to buy “things” but they knew how to enjoy the gifts and talents each possessed.
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Sister Madeline (Agnes Martin) Dervin, OPHer vision reaches out to the heartland for all people (Proverbs 31:31)

(1931 – 2015)
Sister Madeline Mary Dervin, born on October 13, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, was the first and only girl of the three children born to Walter and Charlotte (Sadler) Dervin. Her Irish father was a New York policeman stationed in Manhattan and her mother’s family that had lived in Florida for generations were of German, French and Cherokee extraction.
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Sister Jane Edward (Rita) Schutz, OP(1920 - 2015)
Baptized Rita Bertha, Sister Jane Edward Schutz was born on January 6, 1920, in Detroit, to Anthony Joseph and Anna Mary (Jennings) Schutz. She was the sixth of fourteen children. Both of her mother’s parents were Lutheran, and she was reared in that religion. Her father was baptized in St. Clement Church in Centerline and attended St. Clement School through eighth grade. Before they married her mother was baptized Catholic and received her First Holy Communion on her wedding day. 
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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. 


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