Obituaries

Celebrate with us the lives of our Sisters, who have gone before us and have answered God’s call in her own unique way. If you are having trouble finding the obituary of one of our Sisters, please email info@oppeace.org for assistance.


 

Sr. Lucille Mary Rachan

lucille-mary-rachanDominican Sister of Peace Lucille Mary Rachan (95) died on November 28, 2016 at Regina Health Care Center in Richfield, OH. She was born on December 13, 1920 in Middletown, OH, to John and Katherine Tindell Rachan. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, OH, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1937. Continue reading →

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Sr. M. Louise Werner

m-louise-wernerDominican Sister of Peace M. Louise Werner (99) died on November 5, 2016 at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH.

She was born on November 17, 1916, in Hametown, OH, the daughter of John and Louise Remark Werner. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, on September 8, 1932. Continue reading →

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Sr. Mary Ellen Boyle

mary-ellen-boyleDominican Sister of Peace Mary Ellen (Mary Mel) Boyle (84) died at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH on November 1, 2016. She was born in 1932 in Jersey City, NJ to James and Kathleen Walsh Boyle, the only girl with four loving brothers. In 1950 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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Sr. Helena (Peggy) Sause

helena-sauseDominican Sister of Peace Helena (Peggy) Sause (74) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on October 26, 2016.  She was born in 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1960 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the College of St. Mary of the Springs (now Ohio Dominican University) in Columbus, OH, and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Sr. Peggy studied Spanish at Connecticut State College and the Cathedral College Language Institute of New York. She taught math in schools in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as at the Colegio La Piedad in Puerto Rico. Continue reading →

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Sr. Barbara Jean Pelak

barbara-jean-pelakDominican Sister of Peace Barbara Jean Pelak (66) died October 15, 2016 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Waterford, MI.

Sister Barbara Jean was born February 18, 1950 to John and Angeline Bierzynski  Pelak in Detroit, MI.  She entered the Dominican Sisters of Oxford (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1974. She earned a Bachelor of Science in General Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and certification in Achievement for Supervisor Training from the Archdiocese of Detroit. Continue reading →

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