May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Anne Elizabeth Monahan, OP

Sr. Anne Elizabeth Monahan, OP, formerly known as Sister Margaret George, died on Aug. 20, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 71st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Anne Elizabeth was born in Clinton, Massachusetts, to George and Mary (Langen) Monahan. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Science degree in Guidance from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Catherine Chapel in Adrian on Thursday, Aug. 26.
Sr. Anne Elizabeth Monahan, OP

Sister Anne Elizabeth ministered for 50 years in education in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit and Adrian, Michigan; Melbourne, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Riviera Beach, and West Palm Beach, Florida; including 13 years as principal at St. Anastasia School in Fort Pierce and nine years as principal at St. Ann School in West Palm Beach. She ministered as the director of religious education for 14 years and as a volunteer tutor for six years, both in West Palm Beach. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2021.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two sisters: Mary Wiggs and Faye Monahan; loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed to all guests or visitors until further notice. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream at http://www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx 

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, 8/25/21, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 am, Thursday, 8/26/21. Prayers of Committal will be held in the Congregation Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

Sister ministered in Michigan 10 years:

  • Precious Blood School, Detroit (1953-58): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Mary School, Adrian (1958-59): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Suzanne School, Detroit (1959-63): Elementary Teacher

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