In Memoriam

Sister Laura Pesick, OP (Mary Norman)


We thank you, Laura, for your example of compassionate giving and so much dedicated service. In the words of the Gospel you have chosen,  you have indeed been salt and light for many for 75-plus years.

Sister Rosemary Asaro, Assistant to the Holy Rosary Mission Chapter, wrapped up her eulogy for Sister Laura Pesick with these words, honoring a woman who had spent much of her life being a caring presence to family, friends, and students ranging from first-graders to adults to special-needs children.

Sister Laura was born on June 15, 1928, in Detroit to Norman and Margaret (Cummings) Pesick, and was baptized Laura Mary. She had a twin sister, Norma, and an older brother, Joseph, born almost two years prior.

Norman was a Detroit native whose grandparents were immigrants from what was then known as Bohemia. He attended the Packard Trade School in Detroit and became a tool and die maker. Mary was an immigrant from Mt. Forest, Ontario, Canada, who had graduated from nursing school at St. Mary Hospital in Detroit but after marrying Norman and beginning a family stayed at home to care for the children. During World War II, she served as a “block nurse” during the neighborhood’s regular air-raid drills.

Read more about Sister Laura (PDF)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 


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