Sr. Therese Reynolds 1935-2018


 ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—July 5, 2018—Sister Therese Reynolds, baptized Mary Jane Therese, also known as Sister Therese Marcel, died on July 5, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 82 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Therese was born in Norway, Michigan, to Montague and Therese (Sciez) Reynolds. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. 

Sister spent 22 years ministering in education in Joliet and Hometown, Illinois; Iron Mountain and Gladstone, Michigan. She was a Music Minister at St. Mary and St. Joseph, Iron Mountain, for six years, the Coordinator for Liturgy and Music at All Saints in Gladstone, for 18 years, and a Musician/Liturgist at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah, Wisconsin, for 11 years. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2018.

Sister was preceded  in death by her parents.  Sister Therese is survived by a brother, Marcel Reynolds, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, and a sister, Dorothy Waldbillig of Fairfax, Virginia.

Welcome of Sister Therese will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 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, July 13, 2018, 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.

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

Submitted by Beckett Mathews
Date Published: 07/06/2018