In Memoriam

(1930-2022)Sister Margaret Lane, OP

Sister Margaret Lane, baptized Julia Marie, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 92 years of age and in the 74th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Margaret was born in Detroit to Timothy and Margaret (Conway) Lane. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in Detroit; received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida; and was certified as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Sister spent 55 years ministering in Adrian, Detroit, Southfield, Troy, and Mt. Clemens, Michigan; Chicago and Maywood, Illinois; Jacksonville, Miami, West Palm Beach and Miami Shores, Florida; Washington, D.C.; Managua, Nicaragua; San Juan de la Maguana, Santo Domingo, Las Matas, La Romana, Guaymate, and Fundacion Bani, Dominican Republic; CD Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico; and Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her ministries included elementary and secondary education, religious formation, nursing, and parish pastoral work. She also volunteered for the New Orleans Project in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sister Margaret became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathleen Bouthillet and Lillian Eberjer; and a brother, Kevin Lane. She is survived by a sister, Peggy McLeod of Montgomery, Texas; other loving family members; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2022, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Prayers of Committal will be held 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.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

Vigil for Sister Margaret

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Funeral for Sister Margaret

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Lane photos

Left: Sister Margaret Lane holds her youngest sister, Peggy. Center: Sisters Clarice Moyle and Margaret Lane. Right: L-R, Sisters Arlene Kosmatka, Anne Liam Lees, Catherine Henry Schmid, Margaret Lane, and Laura Pautz.

Lane photos

Left: Sisters Margaret Lane, left, and Shirley Mary Heymes. Right: L-R, Sisters Anne Liam Lees, Shirley Ann Cushing, Margaret Lane, and Arlene Kosmatka.

Lane photos

Left: L-R, Sisters Helen Faiver, Margaret Lane, and Anne Liam Lees enjoy a visit to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Right: L-R, Sister Margaret Lane, her mother Margaret, and her sisters Kathy and Peggy pause during a visit to Ireland.

Lane photos

Left: Sister Margaret Lane, left, with Mary Jo Beaubien, a volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Right: L-R, Sisters Margaret Lane, Anne Liam Lees, Gladys LeVack, and Helen Faiver celebrate Christmas.

Lane photos

Right: Members of the 1997 Golden Jubilarian Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Cyrilla Zarek, Margaret Lane, Jean Kathleen Comiskey, Marcine Klemm, Kathleen Therese McCann, Paul Emelia Brown, Shirley Thielk, and Bernadette Mehal; middle row, from left, Sisters Jacquelyn Murray, Theresa Nightingale, Mary Saynay, M. Joan Loeffler, Ann Stephanie Callopy, Janet Persyk, and Margaret Ann Swallow; and seated in front, from left, Sisters Jeanne Burns, Mary Skender, and Benita Bourne.

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