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).
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Josefina Rivera-Ortiz, OP, died at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY on April 25, 2014. She was 104 years old. Sr. Josefina entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de' Ricci in 1937 and professed vows in 1940.