Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sister Marguerite (De Chantal) McGee, O.P.

Sister Marguerite McGee, O.P., 92, passed away at Lakeshore Manor, Racine on Wednesday February 17, 2010.

Marguerite Marie McGee was born October 18, 1917, to James C. and Mary (nee: Brach) McGee in Chicago, IL. On September 4, 1935, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1936 she was given the religious name Sister DeChantal. She professed her first vows in 1938 and her final vows in 1944. In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name Marguerite.

Sister Marguerite spent many years in service to others in teaching or ministry to the elderly. She began her ministry in 1938 at St. Clement School, Center Line, Michigan. Places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Rita, St. Rose and St. Edward, Racine; St. Benedict the Moor, Milwaukee; St. John, South Milwaukee; St. Peter, East Troy; St. Mary, Belgium; St. Mary, Waukesha; St. Alphonsus, New Munster; and St. Sylvester, South Milwaukee. From 1994-1996 she worked in the Adult Learning Program at Siena Center. After retiring from teaching, she spent several years in ministry to the elderly. In September 2001 Sister Marguerite became a resident at Lakeshore Manor, Racine.

Sister Marguerite is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister-in law, Joan McGee; nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers James and John; and sister-in-law Terry McGee.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Monday, February 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the staff that cared for Sister Marguerite at Lakeshore Manor.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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