Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sister Regina Williams, O.P.

Sister Regina Williams, O.P., 92, passed away at Siena Center, Racine on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Vivian Mary Williams was born September 25, 1918, in Green Bay, WI. She was adopted at birth by her grandparents John and Georgiana Williams. On August 29, 1937, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1938 she was given the religious name Sister Regina. She professed her first vows in 1940 and her final vows in 1946.

Sister Regina spent many years in service to others in teaching and peace and justice work. She began her ministry in 1939 at St. Patrick, Racine, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were Holy Name and Dominican College, Racine; St. Bernard, Madison; St. Benedict, the Peace and Justice Center, Holy Angels Parish, Faith Community for Worker Justice, Urban Day School, and Mary Bethune Reading Academy, Milwaukee; and St. John, South Milwaukee. She also served in Michigan. She became a resident at Siena Center in 2002 and continued to work in areas of peace and justice.

Sister Regina is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates and good friend Sister Therese Van Thull. She was predeceased by her adoptive grandparents.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday, October 14, beginning at 10:30 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 of Hospice Alliance and the staff of Supportive Living who cared for Sister Regina at Siena Center.

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

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