In memoriam: Sister Marise Barry, OP

Sister Marise Barry, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis – Sister Marise Barry, OP, died Feb. 6. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse,
Feb. 15, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Marise made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug, 5, 1951, and her perpetual profession Aug. 5, 1954. She taught for 19 years and served as principal for five years and in congregation leadership for six years. Sister Marise worked in the social service field for 21 years as social worker, therapist, and counselor. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Alabama, the District of Columbia, Mississippi and Massachusetts.
In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Marise served as a social worker at DePorres Health Center in Marks, 1981-1987.
Sister Marise was born May 25, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Willard and Catherine (Garrity) Barry. Her parents and a brother, John Barry, preceded her in death. She is survived by nephews and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 67 years of religious life.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at