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.

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Sr. Matilda (Tilly) Vaitekaitis, OP

Vaitekaitis-MatildaDominican Sister of Peace Matilda Vaitekaitis, OP (97), died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on March 31, 2016. She was born in Worcester, MA, and served in the United States Navy prior to entering the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville, TN) in 1950. In 1972 she made her profession in the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

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Sr. M. Hilary Simpson, OP

Simpson_MHilaryDominican Sister of Peace Mary Hilary Simpson, OP (78), died on February 15, 2016, at North Oaks Medical Center (Hammond, LA). Her parents were Siguard Edgar Simpson, Jr. and Beatrice Vitrano Simpson. Sr. Hilary was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Siguard E. Simpson, III.

In 1955, Sr. Mary Hilary entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary, (New Orleans, LA) now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Loyola University (New Orleans, LA) and a Master of Science in Music Education and Instrumental Music from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). Continue reading →

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Sr. Delia McDonald, OP

McDonald-DeliaDominican Sister of Peace Delia McDonald, OP (79), died on February 11, 2016, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH). She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Sawyer and Delia Maria (Dugas) McDonald, and her brother Harry Sawyer McDonald, Jr. Continue reading →

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Sr. Mary Fidelis Beck, OP

Beck-FidelisDominican Sister of Peace Mary Fidelis Beck, OP (97), died January 24, 2016, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Oxford, MI. She was born November 8, 1918, in Brookside, PA, to Paul and Jeanne Guillaume and named Louise Pauline Beck. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1945 and professed her vows in 1948. Continue reading →

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