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Sister Margaret Ann O’Henley

Sister Margaret Ann O’Henley, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died peacefully on August 27, 2016 at the age of 89.

Sister Margaret Ann O’Henley, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died peacefully on August 27, 2016 at the age of 89.

The daughter of the late Martin William and Mary Dorothy Allen O’Henley, she was born August 3, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan.

Sister Margaret Ann entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor on March 7, 1956, made her First Profession September 10, 1957, and Final Profession September 10, 1960. She earned a BSN in Public Health from Wayne State University in Michigan.

Sister Margaret Ann’s entire ministry was dedicated to working in the field of public health nursing. After completing her studies, she worked with the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor in Columbus OH (1961), did clerical work at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx (1961-67), and resumed public health nursing for the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor agency in Manhattan (1967-68). She worked for the Visiting Nurse Association in Detroit MI (1968-69), Detroit Health Department in Detroit MI (1974-81) and was a supervisor for the Bruce Douglas Health Clinic in Detroit MI (1981-94). Sister Margaret Ann retired from active ministry in 1995 and reside at the Landmark in Fall River, Massachusetts. In 2005, she moved to The Villa at Redford, in Redford, Michigan and resided there until 2010 when she moved to assisted living at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, New York.

Sister Margaret Ann was predeceased by her two brothers, Allan and Angus and sister Mary Ellen Branton. She is survived by her sister Patricia Rochon and nephew Michael Rochon.

The viewing, wake service and Mass of Christian Burial were held on Friday, September 1,2016 in the Chapel at the Center of Hope in Ossining, New York with burial at the Cemetery in Ossining.

Donations in Sister Margaret Ann’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562-2327.

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Written by Gina Ciliberto

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