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Sister Marie Owen (Clarke) Monaghan, OP, dies Print
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Friday, May. 06, 2011 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWA — Sister Marie Owen Monaghan, OP, died April 29, 2011, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WIsc. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 5, 2011, followed by burial at the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Marie Owen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican March 8, 1939, and her final profession August 5, 1942. She taught for 22 years, served as principal for 21 years, ministered in schools as an administrative assistant for four years, and served as a pastoral minister for 12 years. Sr. Marie Owen served in Wisconsin, the District of Columbus, Minnesota, Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Iowa.



In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Marie Owen served as a pastoral minister at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, from 1983 to 1987.

Sister Marie Owen was born February 22, 1919, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Clarke) Monaghan. Her parent, four sisters, Catherine O’Donohue, Rose Peloso, Mary Lynch, and Ann Semrau; and three brothers, Owen Monaghan, Bernard Monaghan, and James Monaghan, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 72 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701, or online at by clicking on “Donate to US,” then “Honors and Memorials”.

Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sr. Marie Owen are available online at

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