In Memoriam

Sister Marcelline Fouchey, OP


One of the many young women to enter the Congregation with the “Ambrosian Spirit” – educated by the Adrian Dominicans at St. Ambrose School in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, just outside the Detroit city limits – was Marcelline Fouchey.

Marcelline was born on September 30, 1928, in Detroit to Harvey and Laurette (Bernier) Fouchey. Both Harvey and Laurette were of French stock dating back some five hundred years. Their respective sets of parents both were from Quebec, Canada; Harvey was born in Detroit but Laurette’s birthplace was Bromptonville, (today part of the city of Sherbrooke), Quebec. She came to Detroit at the age of twenty and married Harvey the next year, in 1927.

The couple had five children in all. Sister Marcelline was the oldest of the children; her two sisters were Florence, sixteen months younger, and Annette, four years younger. Two boys died in infancy. Florence would actually follow her big sister, with whom she was very close, into the Congregation, becoming Sister Mary Marcelle, but left in 1970 after twenty-three years in the community.

Read more about Sister Marcelline (pdf)

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Avatar  Barbara T Kelly 4 years agoReply

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Marcelline's life and ministry. She was my Teacher (French and Religion) at St Joseph Academy, Dormitory Neighbor, my Sponsor to the Postulancy, Moderator of the SJA Alumnae Assoc. when I was elected President, Travel Companion to Rome, Italy for the installation of Pope John Paul I, Friend. and Mentor. I loved her. She was so kind and was a wonderful listening ear.

Avatar  Editor 5 years agoReply

In honor of Marcelline Fouchey, Gerri Felling Walsh ('62) has written and recorded a beautiful tribute. Gerri's cousin uploaded it to her personal YouTube page and this is the link if you would like to see it:

Avatar  ladonna cunningham 5 years agoReply

In honor of Marceline Fouchey (Sister Jeanne Henry), Gerri Felling Walsh ('62) has written and recorded a beautiful tribute to Marce. Gerri's cousin uploaded it to her personal You Tube page and this is the link if you would like to see it.

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