Obituaries

Sr. Catherine Bourgeois, OP

Born into eternal life: 27 Mar 2011

Sr. Catherine (Sr. Mary Virginia) Bourgeois (78) died on March 27, 2011, at Grant Medical Center (Columbus, OH) in her 61st year of religious profession. Catherine was born on May 14, 1932, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Eugene Oliver and Una Sarah (Chauvin) Bourgeois and was one of ten children. She entered the Novitiate of the former St. Mary's Dominican Sisters in New Orleans, Louisiana, and made her Profession of Vows in 1951.

Sr. Mary Isabel Geldreich, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Mar 2011

Sr. Mary Isabel Geldreich (88) died on March 20, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 70th year of religious profession. Born Gladys Frances on April 7, 1922, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, she was the seventh child of John Jacob and Lola (Clay) Geldreich. When Gladys was only three, her mother died, leaving the children's father with eight little ones. With a strong desire to keep the family together, John Jacob entrusted the children to the Dominican Sisters, who provided them with excellent care in a home-like atmosphere. Admiring the Sisters for

Sr. Helen Cecilia Lowen, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Mar 2011

Sr. Francis Marie Lawler, OP

Born into eternal life: 17 Mar 2011

Sr. Francis Marie Lawler (99) died on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 80th year of religious profession. Margaret Lawler was born on September 26, 1911, in Columbus, Ohio, to Joseph and Mary (Kaiser) Lawler; she was one of three children.

Sr. Malachy Stockemer, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 Mar 2011

Sr. Malachy Stockemer (84) died on March 8, 2011, at the Great Bend Motherhouse Infirmary (Kansas) in her 63rd year of religious profession. Elizabeth Magdalen was born on February 26, 1927, to Peter John and Katherine Pauline (Fischer) Stockemer in Cunningham, Kansas. She entered the Novitiate of the former congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Great Bend in 1943, and she made her Profession of Vows as Sr. Malachy on August 13, 1947.

Sr. Eileen Pentecost, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Feb 2011

Sr. M. Eileen Pentecost (92) died on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Regina Health Center (Richfield, Ohio) in her 73rd year of religious profession. Rosemary Pentecost was born on April 24, 1918, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Frank and Helen Mae (Rothenburg) Pentecost. Because of her father's job with BF Goodrich Rubber Company, Rosemary and her family moved to Akron when she was young; she attended St. Paul Elementary School and then Garfield High School. On October 4, 1936, Rosemary entered the Novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Akron from St. Paul Parish, making her

Sr. Mary Damian Cazale, OP

Born into eternal life: 17 Feb 2011

Sr. Mary Damian Cazale (91) died on February 17, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 68th year of religious profession. Born Mildred Elizabeth to Philip and Henrietta (Lassus) Cazale in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was one of seven children.

Sr. Clare Marie Wilson, OP

Born into eternal life: 11 Feb 2011

Sr. George Ann Fosmire, OP

Born into eternal life: 18 Jan 2011

Sr. George Ann Fosmire (83) died on January 18, 2011, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital (Columbus, OH) in her 63rd year of religious profession. Born Theresa to George and Anna Rose (Swayger) Fosmire in Greenfield, Massachusetts, she was one of three children. Theresa entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus and made her Profession of Vows in 1948 as Sr. George Ann.

Sr. Ellen Cecile Roach, OP

Born into eternal life: 7 Jan 2011

Sr. Ellen Cecile Roach (91) died on January 7, 2011, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY) in her 71st year of religious profession.

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