Obituaries

Sr. Ann Rita Sullivan, OP

Born into eternal life: 1 Aug 2014

The Legacy of a valiant woman named Sister Ann Rita Sullivan began on this earth 99 years ago. Irene, as she was named by her parents, was the first child of Jeremiah and Mary (Healy) Sullivan. Two years later the family was blessed with another baby girl named Rita. By the time Irene was seven years old, they had lost both parents and were sent to live with Aunt Margaret. They also boarded at Rosary Academy in Watertown for several years. These were difficult times, but Irene and Rita forged a deep sisterly love that would continue throughout their lives.

Sr. Laurene Hagman, OP

Born into eternal life: 16 Jul 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Laurene (formerly Malcolm) Hagman, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born in Columbus, OH, on October 15, 1931. Sr. Laurene is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Laurene (Gasman) and brothers Richard, Stephen and Robert II. She is survived by her sisters Beatrice Elgin, Betty Spencer and Dorothy Shumaker, and her brothers Donald Hagman and F. Thomas Hagman, DDS. Sr. Laurene entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St.

Sr. M. Beatrice Fitzgerald, OP

Born into eternal life: 13 Jul 2014

Obituary by Srs. Bernadine Baltrinic, OP and Theresa Damicone, OP

Sr. Jeremy Lawlor, OP

Born into eternal life: 27 Jun 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Jeremy Lawlor, OP died on June 27, 2014, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH. She was born in New Haven, CT, on June 20, 1937, and entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1959. Two years ago, she celebrated her Golden Jubilee. She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Margaret (Coyle).

Sr. Anne White, OP

Born into eternal life: 21 Jun 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Anne (Cyrilla) White, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Saturday, June 21, 2014. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on March 24, 1928. Sr. Anne was preceded in death by her parents Robert E. and Margaret (Houston), two sisters, and three brothers. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Sr. Anne entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1947 and made her profession of vows in 1949.

Sr. Gertrude Veronica Zablotny, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 Jun 2014

Obituary by Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 20, 1926, Maureen Gertrude Zablotny was one of the four children of Gertrude Boyle and John Zablotny. Before entering religious life she took care of her young siblings after the death of their mother.

After completing her novitiate, she made her vows as a Dominican Sister of St. Catharine, Kentucky, on August 15, 1949, taking the name Sr. Gertrude Veronica, OP. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College.

Sr. Fara Impastato, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 May 2014

Obituary by Sr. Jeanne Moore, OP

Sr. Fara Impastato, OP, died on May 8, 2014, in Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH.

Born on August 29, 1920, a native and nearly lifelong New Orleanian, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Impastato and Cecilia Asher, her sisters Mary Pilkinton and Lucia Impastato, and her brother Fr. Salvatore Impastato. Sr. Fara was the beloved aunt of nieces and nephews in Texas, a cousin among many others in the south.

Sr. Bernadette Wargo, OP

Born into eternal life: 7 May 2014

Sr. Bernadette prepared her own obituary and it is reproduced below with remarks from Sr. Teresita Lipar, OP.

Margaret Ann Wargo was born in Windber, Pennsylvania, on September 1, 1922, to George and Mary (Ulicny) Wargo, the ninth of ten children - eight girls and two boys.

Sr. M. Hyacinth Brennan, OP

Born into eternal life: 5 May 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace M. Hyacinth Brennan, OP, the former Elizabeth Brennan, died on May 5, 2014, at Regina Health Center at the age of 90. She was in her 68th year of religious profession. She was born on January 19, 1924, and was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Fisher Brennan. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, from Sacred Heart Church, Toledo, OH, on September 8, 1944, and made profession of vows on September 1, 1946. For many years Sr. Hyacinth worked in food service at Holy Trinity, Bucyrus, OH; St. Augustine, Barberton; St.

Sr. Peggy Manning, OP

Born into eternal life: 5 May 2014

Obituary by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Peggy Manning, OP, died on May 5, 2014, at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, after 53 years in religious life. She was born on October 22, 1939, the daughter of Patrick J. Manning and Jennie Diamond Manning of Philadelphia. She is survived by her community and several cousins.

During the Funeral Mass, Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP, reflected on her life.

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