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Sr. Margaret Ellen Brennan, OP, dies Print
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Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 -- 10:36 AM


Sr. Margaret Ellen Brennan, OP, died April 17, 2018. Her religious name was Sister Brice. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, April 23, 2018, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sr. Margaret Ellen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1947, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1950. She served as a culinary artist for 23 years, as a nurse for 27 years, and as convent prioress for three years. Sr. Margaret Ellen served in Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa, as well as Florence, Italy.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Margaret Ellen served at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, as a culinary artist, 1954-1957 and 1969-1970; as a licensed practical nurse, 1979-1984; and as a volunteer, 2001-2012.

Sr. Margaret Ellen was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Chicago, the daughter of Francis and Fleeta (Hibbs) Brennan. Her parents and a brother, Frank Brennan, preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Thomas Brennan and James Brennan; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 70 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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