Obituaries

Celebrate with us the lives of our Sisters, who have gone before us and have answered God’s call in her own unique way. If you are having trouble finding the obituary of one of our Sisters, please email info@oppeace.org for assistance.


 

Sr. Johanna Eberly

Dominican Sister of Peace Johanna Eberly (87) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on March 9, 2017. She was born in 1929 in Columbus, OH. In 1949 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

All of Sr. Johanna’s grade and high school years were spent at St. Mary of the Springs Academy. After her graduation her mother wanted her daughter to experience a wider world and so sent her to Ohio State for the first year of college. However, she returned to St. Mary of the Springs (now Ohio Dominican University) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. She also earned a Master of Arts in Music from Ohio State University. Continue reading →

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Sr. Juliana D’Amato

Dominican Sister of Peace Juliana D’Amato, OP (86), died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on February 20, 2017. She was born in Matrice, in the province of Campobasso, Italy. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Youngstown, OH, where she met prejudice for the first time as a high school student. “Parts in plays, honors at graduation, etc. were not for students with ‘foreign names,’ and there were many of us,” she said. Many years later Juliana remembered spearheading a successful underground, anti-administration newsletter in response to the injustice she encountered. Continue reading →

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Sr. Lillian Kapelewski

kapelewski-lillianDominican Sister of Peace Lillian Kapelewski (90) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on January 5, 2017. She was born in 1926 in Amsterdam, OH. In 1943 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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Sr. Deidre Cotter

cotter-deidreDominican Sister of Peace Deirdre Cotter (90) died on January 3, 2017, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). She was born in 1926 to John and Kathleen Cotter in County Cork, Ireland, and was brought to Massachusetts as a small child. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and Holy Rosary Academy in Watertown, MA, and there she met the Dominican Sisters. Continue reading →

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Sr. Ruth Caspar

caspar-ruthDominican Sister of Peace Ruth Caspar (81) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on January 2, 2017. She was born in 1935 in Kansas City, MO. In 1955, she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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