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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - Christine O'Henley - Sr. Mary DeSales

From Adrian Daily Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, obituary, 7 May 1966, p3 c4:

Sister M. De Sales O'Henley

In the 59th year of her religious profession as a member of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, Sister M. de Sales O'Henley died Thursday in Maria Hall.

Formerly known as Christine O'Henley, she entered the Sisters of St. Dominic from Sheridan in 1906.

Sister de Sales' teaching assignments brought her to St. Joseph, Wyandotte; St. Agatha, Gagetown, St. Alphonsus, Dearborn; Assumption, Swanton; St. Catherine, Cincinnati; Immaculate Conception, Braidwood; St. Mary, Elgin; St. James Maywood and Mt. St. Marys Academy, St. Charles, Illinois.  Sister was superior and principal of St. Mary School at Elgin and St. James school in Maywood, Illinois.

Surviving are six sisters:  Sister Rosella of the Adrian Dominican Congregation at Detroit, Mrs. Bernard Minnick of St. Clair Shores, Mrs. Augustine Allard of Detroit, Mrs. Victor Miller of Detroit, Mrs. Frank Minnick and Mrs. John Sullivan and a brother, Donald O'Henley, all of Bad Axe.  Sister had been residing at St. Clement Infirmary and Marial Hall since 1960.  A solemn Requiem Mass was offered in Holy Rosary Chapel today at 9 am.  The celebrant was the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Jerome V. Mac Eachin of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in East Lansing.

 And with the help of Carol Bowen Stevens, I found this picture of her headstone at the Dominican Sisters Mother house "Sienna Heights"  Cemetery in Adrian Michigan.

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