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Sister Rosemary Cina, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Rosemary Cina, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Rosemary (Miriam Loretto) Cina, OP (85), a native of Brooklyn, NY, died on September 25, 2022, at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, KY.

Sr. Rosemary was born to Anthony J. and Laurette Touhey Cina on June 29, 1937. After working for a few years as a bookkeeper Sr. Rosemary answered God’s call and entered the Congregation in 1960. She made final profession in 1962 and served God and God’s people for 60 years.

Sr. Rosemary earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, Philosophy and Psychology from Siena College and ministered as a teacher in Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, and West Virginia. She returned to study at Rosary College in 1972 and earned her Master of Arts in Library Science. She served as a librarian in Illinois and New York for more than two decades.

While Sr. Rosemary was a soft-spoken woman who did not seek the spotlight, her talents were obvious. She was asked to serve as the Administrative Assistant for the Congregational Leadership Team and as Archivist for twelve years. She cherished the many historical documents and artifacts of the Congregation’s long history in Kentucky.

In 2008, Sr. Rosemary moved to Rosary Manor and ministered as a resident volunteer. She loved dogs and was a regular dog sitter for friends and neighbors.

Sr. Rosemary returned to Sr. Catharine in 2018, where she began her final ministry of prayer and presence at the St. Catharine Motherhouse, and in 2019, at the Sansbury Care Center.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gabrielle Cina, nephew Robert Cina, several cousins, and members of the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

The welcome and visitation for Sr. Rosemary were held on October 3 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. The funeral was held on October 4, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Sr. Rosemary was interred at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

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Memorial gifts in Sr. Rosemary Cina’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 or

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