In Memoriam

Sister Teresa Disch, OP (Joseph Henrice)


A fortuitous move from Beloit, Wisconsin, to Rockford, Illinois, brought Teresa Josephine Disch to the place where she would eventually meet the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Teresa was born on March 17, 1938, in Beloit to Casper and Josephine (Finnegan) Disch. At some point after her birth, the little family moved to Rockford because Casper’s employer had transferred him there. Three more children would in time be born to the couple: Richard in 1939, Rita in 1941, and Robert in 1947.

“My relationship with my parents was very good,” Sister Teresa wrote in her autobiography. “I experienced love, trust and encouragement. They challenged me to do my best and assume responsibility within and beyond our household.”

Her elementary schooling came from the Sisters of Loretto at St. Peter School. High school was spent at Bishop Muldoon High School, where she had the Adrian Dominican Sisters as her teachers and enjoyed many opportunities for leadership development.

Read more about Sister Teresa (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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Avatar  Peg Mulligan 6 days agoReply

Teresa travelled as my sister’s companion ( Marilyn Barnett) on several European trips as part of our CAPE COD CRANBERRIES and on a final boat trip from Boston to Quebec. My husband and I enjoyed getting to know her and love her. Our thoughts of St Patrick’s Day will always now include Teresa. We thank her for what she gifted to us.

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