In Memoriam

Sister Carol Ann Dulka, OP (Mary Teresina)


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

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Avatar  Maureen (Moran) Williams 2 weeks agoReply

Dear Sister Pat and Adrian Sisters,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you bid farewell to your beloved sister. May she rest in peace.

Sister Pat, We, your Hoban Dominican classmates are thinking of you and praying for you at this time.

God bless you and keep you.

Avatar  Carol Toth 2 weeks agoReply

We are so sorry for your loss. Carol was so kind to Dick's Mom after his Dad died. She kept in contact with her and Martha S was so happy to talk to her. I am certain that God welcome her, Carol and Dick Toth.

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