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. Ann Bailie, OP

Ann Bailie, OPDominican Sister of Peace Ann Bailie (87) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on July 4, 2016. She was born in Manhattan, NY in 1929 and was educated by the Dominican Sisters in both elementary and high school. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1948.

Sr. Ann earned a Bachelor of Arts in French from Manhattan College, a Master of Arts in French from Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and pursued post-graduate studies in French literature at New York University. Continue reading →

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Sr. Anne Regis Hartnett, OP

anne regisDominican Sister of Peace Anne Regis Hartnett, OP (91), a native of Cambridge, MA, died on July 3, 2016, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY.

In 1945 Sr. Anne Regis entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, (St. Catharine, KY) now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/Psychology/Philosophy from Siena College (Memphis, TN) and a Master of Science in Education/Guidance from Memphis State University (Memphis, TN).    Continue reading →

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Sr. Cornelia Bock, OP

corneliaDominican Sister of Peace Cornelia Bock, OP (96) died on June 20, 2016 in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary in Great Bend, KS. Sr. Cornelia was born on March 25, 1920, in Anaheim, CA; her parents were Paul and Barbara (Diefenbach) Bock.

Shortly after, the family moved to Willowdale, KS, where Sr. Cornelia attended St. Peter’s Elementary School and met the Dominican Sisters. She entered the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1935 and pronounced her first vows on August 17, 1938. Sr. Cornelia celebrated 75 years of religious profession in 2013.

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Sr. Mary Osanna Hymel, OP

Mary Osanna HymelDominican Sister of Peace Mary Osanna Hymel, OP (88) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on June 4, 2016. She was born in Edgard, LA, on October 28, 1927. At the age of 17 she requested admission to the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary in New Orleans (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace), making her Novitiate in Rosaryville. Professed on June 29, 1946, she celebrated 70 years of consecrated life. Fifty of those years were spent in the ministry of elementary education. During that time she taught more than two thousand students. For 26 years she taught at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace, LA. Continue reading →

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Sr. Matilda (Tilly) Vaitekaitis, OP

Vaitekaitis-MatildaDominican Sister of Peace Matilda Vaitekaitis, OP (97), died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on March 31, 2016. She was born in Worcester, MA, and served in the United States Navy prior to entering the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville, TN) in 1950. In 1972 she made her profession in the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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