In Memoriam


Sister Marion O’Loughlin died on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession: 50 years with the Dominican Sisters of Edmonds, Washington, and in her 19th year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. 

Sister Marion was born in San Francisco to James and Marion (Reardon) O’Loughlin. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Belmont, California, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Dominican College in San Rafael, California, and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Seattle University. 
Sister ministered for 16 years in elementary education in Seattle, Bremerton, and Hoquiam, Washington, and in Pittsburg and San Leandro, California. She was a religious education teacher for five years at St. James Parish in Petaluma, California, and Director of Religious Education for two years and pastoral minister for six years at St. Albert the Great Parish in Palo Alto, California. Sister Marion was a pastoral minister for two years in St. Clement Parish in Hayward, California, and for 18 years at St. Bartholomew Parish in San Mateo, California. 

Sister became a resident at the Dominican Life Center in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: James, Charlie, Mary, Virginia and Thomas. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed to all guests or visitors until further notice. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the Congregation Cemetery. 

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.


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Vigil for Sister Marion

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Funeral for Sister Marion

Worship Aid (PDF)

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O'Loughlin photos 1

Left: Members of the O’Loughlin family are: back, from left, Vern Coleman and his fiancée Mary O’Loughlin, Jim, Virginia, and Charlie; middle, Marion and James, parents; and front, Tom and Elizabeth, 1944.

O'Loughlin photos 2

Left: Sisters Marion O’Loughlin, left, and Rosaire McAuliffe

O'Loughlin photos 3

Members of Our Lady of Peace Mission Group are: standing, from left, Sisters Beverly Bobola, Janice Scholl, Kathleen McGrail, Phyllis Sikora, Jane Robert Stuckel, Marion O’Loughlin, Carol Elya, and Mary Soher; Associate Coleen York; and Sisters Teresa Estrada and Victoria Dalesandro; middle row, Associate Tibisay Ellis; and seated from left, Sisters Esther Ortega and Michael Thomas Watson.

O'Loughlin photos 4

Members of the 2012 Diamond Jubilarian August Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Marion O’Loughlin, Diane Odette, Diana Bader, Norma Dell, Mary Ann Zakrajsek, and Attracta Kelly (Prioress) and front row, from left, Sisters Marie Quenneville, Mary Nugent, Jean Horger, Philomena Perreault, Barbara Bieker, and Mary Giacopelli.

O'Loughlin photos 5

Left: From left, Sisters Mina Riggs Margaret Murphy, and Marion O’Loughlin attend the merger ceremony for the Edmonds Dominican Sisters and the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Holy Rosary Church, Edmonds, Washington. Right: Sister Marion with her brother Charlie O’Loughlin.

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