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To me, she possessed the best qualities of being an Adrian Dominican Sister. She was hard working, kind, no nonsense, self-deprecating, clear thinking and down to earth. She was someone you could always count on, a steady mind and heart.
Kathy Almany, an Adrian Dominican Associate and the chair of the Camilla Madden Charitable Trust (CMCT), in this remembrance was describing Sister Loretta May, who had spent many years as a trustee of the fund and who at the time of her death held the title of trustee emerita.
In her more than seventy years as an Adrian Dominican Sister, Sister Loretta served as a teacher, principal, associate school superintendent, founder of two grade-school programs, Treasurer of the Congregation, and CMCT trustee – and none of that might have happened if St. Mary Academy, the school administered by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters in Monroe, Michigan, had not had a full enrollment when she was ready for high school.
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