Sister Obituaries 2019
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Sister Mary Kennan Kudlacz, OP, died Feb. 25, 2019. Professed in 1953, she taught in the following schools: St. Brendan, Chicago, where she also served as principal; Nativity BVM, Menominee, IL; Visitation, Chicago; Rosary, Oklahoma City, OK; St. Gall, Milwaukee; and St. Sabina, Chicago. She served as assistant principal at All Saints, Los Angeles; pastoral minister at St. Paul Parish, Winnemucca, NV, and Annunciation Parish, Albuquerque, NM; and chaplain at St. Joseph Medical Center, Stockton, CA, and St. Joseph Northeast Heights Hospital, Albuquerque, NM. Sr. Mary Kennan also ministered in Albuquerque as vice president for mission and ethics at St. Joseph Hospital/Lovelace Sandia Health System and as volunteer at Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, St. Joseph Foundation, and Holy Ghost Catholic School as pastoral counselor. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Jean (Meredith) Murray, OP, died Feb. 14, 2019. Professed in 1952, she taught at Edgewood High School, Madison, WI, and St. Clara Academy, Sinsinawa, WI, before dedicating 52 years to Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, IL. There, Sr. Jean taught French and other foreign languages; worked with students at and later directed the Rosary-in-Fribourg Program, Switzerland; and ministered as the president. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as provincial councillor for the Southeast Province. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Marise Barry, OP, died Feb. 6, 2019. Professed in 1951, she taught in the following schools: St. Bernard, Peoria, IL; St. Rose, Milwaukee; St. Mary, Muncie, IN; Edgewood Campus, Madison, WI; Immaculate Conception, Chicago; and Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile, AL. Sr. Marise ministered as principal at Corpus Christi, New York, and provided social services at Sacred Heart Parish, Washington, DC, and DePorres Health Center, Marks, MS. She was a clinical therapist at Sinnissippi Mental Health Clinic, Dixon, IL; the provincial for the Eastern Province of the Sinsinawa Dominicans Congregation while living in River Forest, IL; and a school counselor at Catholic Social Services, Fall River, MA. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Patricia (Jarett) Henschel, OP, died Jan. 24, 2019. Professed in 1951, she taught in the following schools: Little Flower School at St. Mary Parish (now Mary Queen of Peace Parish), Billings, MT; Holy Rosary, Minneapolis; Annunciation, Green Bay; St. Sabina, Chicago; and St. Mary, Dixon, IL, where she also served as principal. Sr. Pat ministered as principal at St. Edmund School, Oak Park, IL, and assistant professor of education at Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest, IL. She served in educational administration as director of curriculum, staff development coordinator, and associate superintendent of Catholic schools, all for the Sacramento Diocesan Office of Education, Sacramento, CA; as secretary of education and director of faculties at Sacramento Waldorf School, Fair Oaks, CA; and as director of curriculum at Holy Family School, Citrus Heights, CA. Sr. Pat ministered as assistant prioress of St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Alyce (Stellan) Kelly, OP, died Jan. 24, 2019. Professed in 1953, she taught in the following schools: St. Rose, Milwaukee; St. Anne, Wausau, WI; and Immaculate Conception, Chicago, where she also coordinated the religious curriculum. Sr. Alyce served as the director of religious education at Queen of Peace Parish, Madison, WI, and as a family caregiver in Honolulu. She ministered as a pastoral associate and the parish administrator at St. Patrick Parish, Rockford, IL, and volunteered teaching English as a second language and reading to people with sight impairments. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Marielle Schmitt, OP, died Jan. 15, 2019. Professed in 1938, she taught in the following schools: St. Dominic, Washington, DC; Annunciation, Minneapolis; St. Luke, River Forest, IL; Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, NY; St. Joseph the Worker, Dubuque, IA; Blessed Sacrament, Sioux City, IA; Holy Name, Kansas City, MO; and St. Mary, Dixon, IL. She served as librarian at St. Giles, Oak Park, IL, and Edgewood Campus School, Madison, WI, and in pastoral care at Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis, and St. Dominic Villa, Dubuque, IA. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Tanya Williams, OP, died Jan. 9, 2019. Professed in 2007, she ministered as emergency support staff at St. Francis Center, Redwood City, CA; a volunteer at Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis; volunteer coordinator at St. Peter Claver Parish, Minneapolis; as a counselor at Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, Minneapolis; and as an employment services manager at Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners, Plymouth, MN. Sr. Tanya enjoyed sharing her musical talents on the clarinet. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.
Sister Mary (Muritta) Hemeyer, OP, died Jan. 7, 2019. Professed in 1950, she taught in the following schools: Visitation, Chicago; St. Lawrence, Faribault, MN; St. Thomas, Kenosha, WI; St. Patrick, Madison, WI; St. Joseph, Sioux Falls, SD; and St. Mary, Cheyenne, WY. Sr. Mary served as curriculum librarian and receptionist at the Archdiocesan Office of Education for the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese and as secretary at Holy Rosary School, Minneapolis; Trinity High School, River Forest, IL; and the Office of Development for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, Sinsinawa, WI. She also shared her sewing and driving skills with the Congregation. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.