Friday, June 17, 2011

Sister Clarice Mickey, O.P

Sister Clarice Mickey, O.P., 86, passed away at Lakeshore Manor, Racine, on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Grace Magdalen was born April 20, 1925, to Anthony B. and Amalia (nee: Schneider) Mickey in Madison, WI. On January 28, 1943, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in August 1943 she was given the religious name Sister Clarice. She professed her first vows in 1945 and her final vows in 1951.

Sister Clarice spent many years in service to others as a teacher and social worker. She began her ministry in 1944 at Holy Name, Racine, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were Holy Cross, Kaukauna; Holy Angels and St. Benedict, Milwaukee; St. Rita, St. Patrick, St. Edward and Sacred Heart, Racine; SS. Peter and Paul, Green Bay; and St. Mary, Kansasville. After 30 years of teaching she worked at Lincoln Lutheran Home, Racine, as a social worker. She also served in Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico. She continued to do community service at Siena Center, Racine, after retiring from Lincoln Lutheran. At the beginning of this month she became a resident at Lakeshore Manor, Racine.

Sister Clarice is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her brothers, William (Irene) and Nick (Donna); sister, Sue (Richard) Lerwick; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and her brothers, James, Thomas, Robert and Jack; sisters, Dorothy Vaughn, Jane Braun, Lorraine Sikorsky, Mary Margaret Lynaugh and Leone Mickey.

A Remembering Service will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Tuesday June 21, 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 Clarice at Lakeshore Manor.

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

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