We received word that Sister Grace Dougherty, baptized Mary Elizabeth, died on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 84 years of age and in the 65th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Grace ministered over 14 years in elementary education in Detroit, Michigan; Montgomery, Alabama; and Saint Petersburg, Florida. She served as counselor/pastoral minister at the Cathedral of St. Jude in Saint Petersburg before being elected to a six-year term in Congregational leadership as Co-Provincial of St. Rose of Lima Province, based in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also served the Congregation for six years as Director of Pastoral Care. Sister ministered for more than 18 years at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, where she served as hospital chaplain and director of spiritual care. She became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2017.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Albert Dougherty and Charles Dougherty. She is survived by brothers Patrick Dougherty of Michigan City, Indiana, and Robert Dougherty of Chicago, Illinois; other loving family and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Dominican Life Center in Michigan.
Full obituary at this link.
Please keep Sister Grace and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful
departed rest in peace!