Obituaries

Sr. Josefina Rivera-Ortiz, OP

Born into eternal life: 25 Apr 2014

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.

Sr. Catherine Allen, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Apr 2014

"For the Jesus we see in you,
For the Jesus we see in you."

Sr. Geraldine Flattery, OP

Born into eternal life: 10 Apr 2014

Written by Srs. Paschala Noonan, OP, and Elaine DesRosiers, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Geraldine Flattery, OP, died at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY) on April 10, 2014.

Geraldine Louise Flattery was born to Edward and Mary Flattery on May 20, 1930; she was one of nine children. Ask Sr. Geraldine where she was born and with a chuckle she will answer "In Lynn the city of Sin." In this Massachusetts city she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and St. Mary High School. Even as a teenager she knew she wanted to become a Sister.

Sr. Michele Ryan, OP

Born into eternal life: 5 Apr 2014

Sr. Michele Ryan, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center on April 5, 2014. She is survived by her niece Michele and husband Joe Lascala and her nephew Thomas and sister in law Elaine Ryan. Sr. Michele was preceded in death by her brother Bernard. Ellen (O'Shaughneessy) Padberg attended her funeral liturgy, along with the President of Albertus Magnus College, Julia McNamara, and her husband Richard Lolatte.

The following homily preached by Dominican Sister of Peace Charles Marie Brantl, OP:

Sr. Rose Clement Stalter, OP

Born into eternal life: 25 Mar 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Rose Clement Stalter, OP, died at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was born in Somerset, OH, on August 29, 1922. Sr. Rose Clement was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Rose (McGonagle) Stalter, her brothers Neil, Charles, and James, and her sisters Louise Grimm, Marguerite Augustus, and Bonnie Walters. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sr. M. Camille Cuenin, OP

Born into eternal life: 16 Mar 2014

We hold in prayer our Sister M. Camille Cuenin, OP, who died March 16, 2014, at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hoffman, OP

Born into eternal life: 15 Mar 2014

Written by Sr. Elaine Osborne, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Lawrence Hoffman, OP, 84, died March 15, 2014, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend, KS.

Sr. Josetta Barnard, OP

Born into eternal life: 17 Feb 2014

"If you are from Nebraska, you know everybody and everybody knows you."

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Josetta Barnard, a native of Omaha, knew everybody and in fact was a close friend for almost 80 years with Sr. Columba Casey and Sr. Paschala Noonan. The threesome entered Dominican Life together and they were lifelong friends. She is survived by a host of other friends as well.

Sr. Bridget Major, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 Feb 2014

Written by Sr. Jeanne Moore

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Bridget Major died on February 8, 2014.

Sr. Rebecca Betz, OP

Born into eternal life: 7 Feb 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Rebecca Betz, 88, died on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio.

Sr. Rebecca was born on January 1, 1926 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. In 1956, she entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, and made Religious Profession in 1958.

Sr. Rebecca earned a BSE from St. John College, Cleveland, in 1963; she also earned an MSE from the same school in 1976.

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