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Sister Dorothy Doolan, OP, dies Print
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Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 -- 8:12 AM

SINSINAWA -- Sr. Dorothy Doolan, OP, died Sept. 4, 2014, at St. Dominic Villa. Her religious name was Sister Damian. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Sept. 12, 2014, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Dorothy made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 6, 1940, and her final profession Aug. 6, 1943. She taught for 53 years and served as pastoral minister for 13 years. Sister Dorothy served in Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Dorothy taught at St. Joseph, Baraboo, 1971-1974, and St. Jerome, Columbus, 1974-1978.

Sister Dorothy was born June 23, 1917, in Stone Bank, Wis., the daughter of Henry and Theresa (Lynch) Doolan. Her parents; an infant sibling; three sisters, Mary Wesley, Jeanne Daniels, and Margaret Snyder; and a brother, William Doolan, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 74 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."

Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Dorothy are available online at Click on the "on demand" tab.

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