Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Davette Moran (Marilyn Rose) (88) died on December 11, 2019, at Sansbury Care Center.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Sr. Ann Davette was one of the five children of Betty Condron and Edward Moran. She considered a religious vocation during high school, but decided to “enjoy a normal life in the world,” and took a job working for an insurance company. But God’s call was insistent, and she entered the Congregation in 1950.
Sr. Ann Davette earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Education and History from Siena College in Memphis, TN, and her Master of Arts in Education, Guidance, and Counseling from Loras College in Dubuque, IA
Sr. Ann Davette’s educational ministry spanned more than four decades, as she served a teacher in Illinois, New York, and Nebraska; as a teacher/superior in Illinois, and as a teacher and part-time guidance counselor in New York. She also worked in the Diocesan drug prevention program at St. Vincent Ferrer.
Sr. Ann Davette’s ministry took up a “second act” when, in 1983, she became the head residence counselor at Boys Hope, a residential home for boys from troubled homes in Staten Island, NY. She found this to be a fulfilling and life-giving ministry.
She also served as a grief counselor at Resurrection Parish in Brooklyn before entering a ministry of visitation to the Holy Family Nursing Home. She began her final ministry of prayer and presence at the Sansbury Care Center in 2010.
In her remembrance at Sr. Ann Davette’s funeral, Sr. Terry Wasinger remembered Sister as a woman who always had a smile on her face, and who loved to tell stories of her life as a young woman in New York City.
On the last day of her life, she mentioned to Sisters and aides that she had seen angels dancing around her all day. Her Community is happy to know that she was dancing in heaven on her birthday, December 16.
Sr. Ann Davette is survived by one sister, Eileen Casserly, sister-in-law Margaret Moran and several nieces and nephews.
A Vigil of Remembrance was held on December 18 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. The funeral liturgy was held on December 19 at Sansbury Care Center Chapel, and Sr. Ann Davette was interred at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Sr. Ann Davette’s memory may be sent to:
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Office of Mission Advancement
2320 Airport Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219-2098
To download a printable copy of Sr. Ann Davette’s memorial, please click here.