Obituaries

Sr. Virginia Berak, OP

Born into eternal life: 14 Apr 2015

Please pray for our Sister Virginia Berak, OP (Waterford, MI), who died Tuesday, April 14, at Lourdes Health Care Center (Waterford, MI). An obituary will follow.

Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, April 16
Oxford Motherhouse
7pm  Wake

Friday, April 17
Oxford Motherhouse
11am  Funeral Liturgy

Sr. Suzanne Repasky, OP

Born into eternal life: 31 Mar 2015

Sr. M. Suzanne, OP, 80, the former Margaret Ann Repasky, died on March 31, 2015, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH. Sr. Suzanne, the daughter of Stephen and Margaret Hartman Repasky, from St. Dominic Parish in Youngstown, entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, on August 15, 1954. She made profession of vows on August 4, 1956. Sr. Suzanne earned her BSE from St. John College, Cleveland and MA from the University of Dayton. She began her teaching career at St. Felicitas, Cleveland. She also taught at St. Hilary and St.

Sr. Connie Haug, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Mar 2015

Sr. Connie Haug, OP (Sr. Omer), was 80 years old when she was silently, gently, beautifully, called back home to God, just a few months before her celebration of 60 years of Dominican professed life. Sr. Connie had had a full and successful ministerial life. After dementia claimed her active ministry she began long years of quiet prayer, simply being and always smiling.

Sr. Kathryn McQuillan, OP

Born into eternal life: 23 Feb 2015

Dominican Sister of Peace Kathryn McQuillan, OP, died on February 23, 2015, at the age of 95 at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). Born in Philadelphia in 1919 to Philip and Theresa Hartman, Kathryn was one of 11 children. Three of those children would become religious Sisters. One would become a priest.

The following is the eulogy prepared by Sr. Pat Moran, OP, and delivered at her funeral by Sr. Cass McKernan, OP:

Sr. Juliana Savoy, OP

Born into eternal life: 22 Jan 2015

Dominican Sister Juliana Savoy's earthly life ended January 22, 2015, at the age of 88. The Motherhouse at St. Catharine, KY, became her home when Hurricane Katrina forced her relocation; she died after several years in Sansbury Care Center at the end of an itinerant life.

Sr. Carolyn Krebs, OP

Born into eternal life: 18 Jan 2015

Sr. Carolyn Krebs, OP (formerly Sr. Mary Alexandria), died peacefully at St. Luke Hospice in Bethlehem, PA, on January 18, 2015. Sr. Carolyn was born in Baltimore, MD, the only child of Charles and Agnes (Strickroth) Krebs, on May 7, 1935. She is survived by her cousin Margaret McGrath.

She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de' Ricci in July 1957 and was professed in February 1960.

Sr. Catherine Marie Servis, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Dec 2014

Sr. Catherine Marie Servis, OP, entered eternal life on December 26, 2014, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY, after 68 years in religious life. She is survived by her brother Joseph along with many nieces and nephews including Donna Servis.

Sr. Pat Moran, OP, prepared a reflection:

Sr. Carmen Gonzales, OP

Born into eternal life: 23 Dec 2014

Sr. Carmen Gonzalez, OP, died December 23, 2014, at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, MI. She is survived by her brother, Juan Carlos of Connecticut and a nephew, Carlos of DeVilla, CA.

Sr. Carolyn Krebs, OP, prepared a eulogy:

It is most appropriate that our celebration of Sr. Carmen Gonzalez's Liturgy of Resurrection should open with the hymn "Be Not Afraid." For as she chose today's readings and sung prayer, she gave us a testament of her life and her message to us today.

Sr. Evelyn Marchand, OP

Born into eternal life: 29 Nov 2014

Sr. Evelyn (Marie) Marchand, OP, died in Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY, at 90 years of age after a lengthy illness. Until two weeks prior to her death, she never ceased smiling and warmly greeting everyone as "Cheré." That was her way, learned following her birth into the large Cajun family of Nelson and Mary Eunice (Gaudin) Marchand in Gonzales, Louisiana.

Sr. Ruth Elsner, OP

Born into eternal life: 24 Nov 2014

Sr. Ruth Elsner, OP entered eternal life on November 24, 2014 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon, Kentucky, in the 61st year of her religious life. Her Funeral Service was held on December 4, 2014 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel and burial followed at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Sr. Pat Moran, OP prepared a eulogy and it was preached by Sr. Catherine Mary McKernan, OP. Her reflections follow:

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