May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Patricia 'Pat' Reno, OP

Sr. Patricia “Pat” Reno, OP, formerly known as Sister Mary Dennine, died on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 86 years of age and in the 66th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Patricia was born in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Madeline (LeGere) Reno. She graduated from Visitation High School in Detroit and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sr. Patricia "Pat" Reno, OP
Sr. Patricia "Pat" Reno, OP

Sister Patricia spent 12 years ministering in education in Miami Beach, Miami Shores, and West Palm Beach, Florida, including five years as high school teacher and treasurer at Rosarian Academy, a legacy institution of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in West Palm Beach. She served the Congregation for five years: two years as a staff member in the Finance Office in Adrian and, later, three years as provincial administrator for Immaculate Conception Province in Detroit.

She also ministered four years as business manager at Marian High School, Birmingham, Michigan; 13 years as director of financial services at St. Joseph Villa, Richmond, Virginia; two years as treasurer for the Sisters of Divine Providence, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; six years as director of finance for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Kentucky; and six years as finance and business manager for the Thomas Merton Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky. At the time of her death, she had been executive director at the Centro Latino of Shelbyville, Inc., in Shelbyville, Kentucky, for almost 16 years.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Michael Reno and William Reno. She is survived by a brother, Dennis Reno of Dearborn, Michigan, and four sisters: Madeline (former Sister Mary Madeline) Reno (Paul Weber) and Kathleen Payette (Thomas), both of Louisville, Kentucky; Teresa Hayes (Patrick) of Lansing, Michigan; and Molly Reno of Ann Arbor, Michigan; other loving family, and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The Rite 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 for nine years:

  • Adrian Dominican Sisters Congregation, Financial Services, Adrian (1970-72): Clerk/Office Staff
  • Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills (1972-76): Business Manager
  • Immaculate Conception Province, Detroit (1976-79): Provincial Administrator

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