SINSINAWA — Sister Mary Kiley, OP (Lorcan), died June 17, 2013, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa June 21, 2013, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Mary made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1953, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1956. She ministered in education for 44 years, teaching in elementary and intermediate grades for 23 years, early childhood for six years, and a before and after school program for 15 years. Sister Mary served as support staff at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, for 14 years. She served in Minnesota, Illinois, Alabama, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and New York.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Mary taught at St. John Vianney, Janesville, 1979-1981, and served as support staff at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1997-2011.
Sister Mary was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Ehr) Kiley. Her parents; a sister, Shirley Kiley; and four brothers, Donald Kiley, Edward Kiley, Richard Kiley, and James Kiley, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 59 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."
Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Mary are available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live. Click on the “on demand” tab.