SINSINAWA -- Sister Helen Dailey, OP, died July 4, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Her religious name was Sr. Joeline. The funeral Mass will be held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 9, 2014, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sr. Helen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1949, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1952. She taught elementary and middle school for 33 years and college for 14 years. Sr. Helen ministered as director of religious education for 12 years, seven of those while also serving as pastoral associate. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Florida.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sr.Helen taught at Edgewood Campus, Madison, 1968-1976; Edgewood High School, Madison, 1973-1976; and Edgewood College, Madison, 1976-1990, where she served as assistant professor of education and director of the Weekend Degree program.
Sr. Helen was born July 8, 1928, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Leo and Alice (Burke) Dailey. Her parents; four sisters, an infant, Lorraine Murphy, Sister Hilary Dailey, OP, and Margaret Cash; three brothers, an infant, Leo Dailey, and Joseph Dailey, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 64 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."
Broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Helen are available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live Click on the "on demand" tab.