May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Sean Eileen Allgeyer, OP

Sr. Sean Eileen Allgeyer, OP, formerly known as Norene Marcella Allgeyer, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was 81 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Sean Eileen was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Harold and Elsie (Pendergast) Allgeyer. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Detroit and obtained a Bachelor of Home Economics degree in Home Economics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, and a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Wayne State University in Detroit.

A funeral Mass was offered in St. Catherine Chapel in Adrian on Friday, Aug. 23.
Sr. Sean Eileen Allgeyer, OP

Sister Sean Eileen spent 43 years ministering in education in Rochester, Saginaw, Brighton, Detroit, Berkley, and Mount Clemens/Clinton Township, Michigan. She served one year as dietary supervisor at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, an Adrian Dominican sponsored institution. Sister Sean Eileen ministered as a librarian for four years at St. Mary School in Mount Clemens. Michigan.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Raymond, Robert, Bernard, Gerald and William, and a sister, Mary Allgeyer. She is survived by sisters Catherine Allgeyer of Detroit; Eileen Allgeyer; Patricia Donnelly of Livonia, Michigan; and S. Therese E. Allgeyer, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister, of Adrian; and a brother, John W. Allgeyer (Patricia) of Westland, Michigan; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Welcome of Sister Sean Eileen will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center Lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be 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 Sean Eileen ministered in Michigan for over 47 years:

  • St. Andrew, Rochester (1961-1964): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Stephen, Saginaw (1964-1967): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Patrick, Brighton (1967-1969): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Brigid, Detroit (1969-1974): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Joseph Academy, Adrian (1974-1975): Elementary Teacher
  • Presentation, Detroit (1975-1977): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Raymond, Detroit (1977-1992): Elementary Teacher
  • Our Lady of La Salette School, Berkley (1994-1995): Elementary Teacher
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Detroit (1995-1996): Elementary Teacher
  • SS Peter & Paul School, Detroit (1997-2000): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Mary School, Mt. Clemens/Clinton Twp. (2000-2008): Kindergarten Teacher
  • St. Mary School, Mt. Clemens/Clinton Twp. (2008-1012): Librarian