In memorium: Sister Geraldine “Geri” Hoye, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. – Sister Geraldine “Geri” Hoye, OP, died May 4, 2021, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sister Mary Geraldine. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, May 11, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Geri made her first profession as a School Sister of Saint Francis of Christ the King (Lemont, Ill.) Aug. 16, 1957, and her perpetual profession Aug. 16, 1962. She served in education for 30 years as teacher and principal before transferring her vows to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa in 1990. Sister Geri remained in educational administration for another three years before moving into parish ministries, including religious education, faith formation, and pastoral ministry, for the next 23 years. She opened her heart to people as she guided them in their faith life, sharing abundant joy, kindness and humor. Sister Geri served in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky.
In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Geraldine served as pastoral minister and director of religious education at St. James Parish, Tupelo, 1992-1999.
Sister Geri was born April 4, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Angeline (Besowshek) Hoye. Her parents and two brothers, Roger Hoye and Ronald Hoye, preceded her in death. She is survived by a nephew, nieces and her Dominican Sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at