In Memoriam

Sister Margaret Ann Swallow, OP (Louis Arthur)


Sister Margaret Ann Swallow, formerly known as Sister Louis Arthur, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Margaret Ann was born in Alpena, Michigan, to Arthur and Mary Delilah (Mulavey) Swallow. She graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit, received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, and earned a master’s degree in American history from the University of Detroit (University of Detroit Mercy). She was also certified as a nursing assistant by the Detroit College of Practical Nursing.

Sister spent 27 years ministering in education in Clawson, Farmington, Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Saint Clair Shores, and Flint, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Assumption, Ohio; and Bronxville, New York. She was also a Parish Committee Coordinator at Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Detroit for three years; a nursing assistant for Quality Care for one year; and a health care giver for 15 years in private homes in the Detroit metropolitan area. 

Sister Margaret Ann became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by loving cousins 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.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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 Ann

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Funeral for Sister Margaret Ann

Worship Aid (PDF)

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