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Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Carla Golom, OP, (Gertrude Ann) (87) died at the Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, KY, on October 27, 2018.Sr. Mary Carla was born in1931 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Smith and John Conrad Golom, and one of three siblings. She entered religious life in 1948. Sr. Mary Carla earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Theatre Arts and Education from Regis College in Weston, MA, and a Master of Arts in Speech Education from Emerson College, Boston, MA. Sister Carla ministered as an educator on the elementary, high school and college levels in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio and West Virginia for nearly 20 years. After taking a brief sabbatical to care for her parents, Sr. Mary Carla served as a teacher of ESL with the Hispanic community at Saint John Berchman and the Aquinas Literacy Center. She also served as a resource person while studying in the Office for Divine Worship in Chicago. Sr. Mary Carla loved working with both St. John Berchman and the Aquinas Center, as it afforded her the opportunity to truly serve the marginalized, and to be part of a welcoming community. SisterCarla also served her Community as the Midwest Regional Coordinator, as an English tutor at St. Catharine College, and as a volunteer at the St. Catharine Motherhouse. In her reflection at Sr. Mary Carla’s service, Sr. Elaine DesRosiers recalls that many of her students in Kentucky still credit her for her skill as a writer and an instructor. Sr. Mary Carla is survived by her brother, John Golom, and nieces and nephews. A Vigil of Remembrance Service was held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Sansbury Care Center Chapel in St. Catharine, KY, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial was also held at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Sr. Mary Carla Golom was interred at the St. Catharine Motherhouse Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sr. Mary Carla Golom’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH, 43219 or submitted securely at oppeace.org. If you would like to download and print a copy of Sr. Mary Carla’s memorial, please click here,
Dominican Sister of Peace Margaret Therese Baranek, OP, (87) died at the Lourdes Senior Community in Oxford, MI, on October 7, 2018. A native of Chicago, IL, she was born in 1931 to Louise Kavac and Joseph Baranek. She entered Dominican Sisters of Oxford, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1950.
One of seven children, Sr. Margaret Therese – or M.T., as she was known by her Dominican Sisters – came from a musical family. That love of music stayed with her for her entire life.
A true Dominican, Sr. M.T. also loved to learn and to teach. She attended the College of St. Francis in Joliet, the University of Detroit, and Siena Heights College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in chemistry and math. She continued her studies at Marquette University and Webster College in Missouri, earning a Masters of Theology in Religious Studies.
Sister Margaret Therese ministered in Wisconsin and Michigan, teaching science, math, religion, and music to students in grades 2-12. For more than 40 years, she delighted in sharing her love of learning, using unique methods like music and puppet shows to pique the interest of her younger students.
Sister Margaret Therese also ministered as DRE at Sacred Heart Parish and played the piano for the adult choir. She also enjoyed sharing her talents by volunteering at the Oxford Motherhouse library and as a music minister.
Sr. Margaret Therese was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Louise Kavec Baranek; sisters Mary Baranek and Ann Nylen, and her brothers Joseph, Louis, and Frank Baranek. She is survived by her sister Theresa Baranek and many nieces and nephews.
A Vigil of Remembrance Service was held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel in Oxford, MI, on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The funeral liturgy was also held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Oxford Chapel on Friday, October 12, 2018. Sr. Margaret Therese was interred at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Oxford, MI.
Memorial gifts in Sr. Margaret Therese Baranek’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH, 43219 or submitted securely at oppeace.org.
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