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Sister Helen Walsh, OP

May 25, 2017

24 Sister Walsh THUMBDominican Sister Helen Walsh, a former director of Religious Education at St. Anselm Parish, Ross, died May 10. She was 96 and in the 72 year of her religious profession.

Sister Helen held an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and graduate degrees in English from Loyola University, and special education from Wayne State University.

In addition to Sister Helen’s ministry at St. Anselm’s and years as principal and teacher at schools in Michigan and Illinois, she also assisted and taught in the dioceses of Oakland and Monterey.

Sister also ministered in social work and pastoral work and is a former chaplain and teacher of women prisoners in Detroit and Warren, Michigan. She retired in 2010.

Sister Helen is survived by her brother Joseph Walsh of Lagunitas, and a sister, Mary Jo Walsh of Michigan.

A funeral Mass was celebrated in Adrian May 12 with interment in the congregation cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan 49221.

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