May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Noreen Marie George, OP

Sr. Noreen Marie George, OP, baptized Mary Elizabeth George, died on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 94 years of age and in the 77th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sr. Noreen Marie was born in Flint to Ernest and Margaret (O’Connor) George. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Arts degree in Latin from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Sr. Noreen Marie George, OP
Sr. Noreen Marie George, OP

Sister spent 56 years ministering in education in Detroit, Midland, and St. Joseph, Michigan; Georgetown, South Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; and Wilmette and Westmont, Illinois. These years included six years as principal at Regina High School in Midland, two years in administration at Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St. Joseph, six years as assistant principal at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, a sponsored institution of the Congregation, and 19 years as principal at Holy Trinity in Westmont. She also served as elementary librarian for three years in River Grove, Illinois, before retiring in 2001. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2020.

Sister Noreen Marie was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Margaret “Peg” O’Brien and Miriam Patricia George and four brothers: Fr. John “Jack” George; Eugene George; Robert George; and Donald George; and her aunt Sister Miriam Patricia O’Connor, OP, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by 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

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 pm Monday, November 15, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021. 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, MI, 49221.

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

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