May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Margaret Augustine Exworthy, OP

Sr. Margaret Augustine Exworthy, OP, formerly known as Nancy Jane Exworthy, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 78 years of age and in the 60th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Margaret Augustine was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Francis and Jane (Szekely) Exworthy. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Science degree in School Administration from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida.

Funeral details were not provided to Detroit Catholic.
Sr. Margaret Augustine Exworthy, OP

Sister Margaret Augustine spent over 39 years ministering in education in Lansing, Escanaba, and Marquette, Michigan; Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois; and Melbourne, West Palm Beach, and Indialantic, Florida. These included ministering nine years as principal in Escanaba and Marquette, Michigan, and Oak Park, Illinois; four years as assistant high school principal in Melbourne, Florida, and five years as director of Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. She served a total of 15 years at the DePorres Place, an adult literacy center, a Congregation sponsored institution in Florida – three years as director of programs and 12 years as executive director. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2019.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a sister, Kareen May Newcombe, of Tampa, Florida.

Sister ministered in Michigan for 11 years:

  • Resurrection, Lansing (1960-1960): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Patrick, Escanaba (1968-1971): Elementary Teacher
  • Holy Name Central, Escanaba (1971-1974): Elementary Teacher/Principal
  • Holy Name Central, Escanaba (1974-1979): Elementary Principal