In memoriam: Abbot Thomas DeWane, O. Praem., Sister Roselyn Snyder, OP and Sister Nicholas Catrambone, BVM

Abbot Thomas DeWane, O, Praem
DE PERE, Wis. – Abbot Emeritus Evermode Thomas DeWane, O. Praem., 89, a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, Wisconsin and a Norbertine priest, passed into God’s eternal kingdom on July 31, 2021.

Abbot DeWane was born on Feb. 26, 1932 in Green Bay to the late Thomas and Angeline (Bos) DeWane. His home parish was St. Willebrord in Green Bay.

After graduating as salutatorian from what was then Central Catholic High School, his desire to become a priest solidified. Abbot DeWane felt he was “born to be a priest.” He was vested as a novice, professed simple vows and solemn vows on Aug. 28 in 1950, 1952 and 1955, respectively.

Abbot Thomas DeWane, O, Praem

In 1955, he graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy while teaching at Abbot Pennings High School. On May 31, 1958, Abbot DeWane was ordained to the priesthood. After ordination, he served as a teacher, then registrar at Premontre High School in Green Bay for five years.

He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee and obtained a doctorate in education in 1964. From there, he went on to the University of Chicago for doctoral administration studies, while also being the house superior at the Holy Spirit House of Studies for six years.

Upon returning to De Pere in 1970, he was appointed Dean of Students at St. Norbert College. In 1973, Abbot DeWane returned to the high school and served as principal for nine years. During this time, he was on the St. Norbert College board of trustees, held leadership positions on several educational committees and was active in various professional organizations. In 1983, he returned to St. Norbert College to serve as the director of teacher education, a position he held for nine years.

In 1993, Abbot DeWane was appointed the director of formation for St. Norbert Abbey. In April 1994, he was elected as fifth Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey and received his abbatial blessing from Bishop Robert Banks on June 6, 1994.

After his nine-year term as abbot, he moved to the Priory of St. Moses the Black in Raymond, Mississippi and ministered in a variety of parishes and the state correctional facility. He retired to St. Norbert Abbey in 2019.

He is survived by the Norbertine community of St. Norbert Abbey; one sister, Marilyn Marsh; many nieces and nephews.

Abbot DeWane was preceded in dealth by his parents; siblings: Gordon (Elaine) DeWane, Lois (John) Cawley, Gladys Jentz; brother-in-law, Charles Marsh.

Abbot DeWane’s Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 and he was buried in the St. Norbert Abbey Cemetery.

Sister Roselyn Snyder, OP
SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Roselyn Snyder, OP, died June 25, 2021, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sister Adeltrude. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, July 8, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Roslyn made her first profession as a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Aug. 5, 1949, and her perpetual profession Aug. 5, 1952. She ministered in education as a teacher for 27 years, assistant principal for two years, and principal for four years. Sister Roslyn served as director of social justice ministry for three years, in parish ministry for eight years, and director of religious education for five years. She served the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa as finance officer for the Southern Province for 14 years and as support staff in the Office of Development for 15 years. Sister Roslyn believed in the dignity of every person and worked for social justice with her unwavering, calm, and caring presence. She served in Illinois, the District of Columbia, Wisconsin, Alabama and Mississippi.

Sister Roselyn Snyder, OP

In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Roslyn served the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa as finance officer for the Southern Province, 1998-2002, while living in Madison.

Sister Roslyn was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Galena, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Mathilda (Kaiser) Snyder. Her parents; four sisters, Delphine Sheehan Fischer, Alverna Segert, Mabel Bussan, and Marian Davis; and two brothers, Richard Snyder and Emmet Snyder, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 71 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or at online.

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Sister Nicholas “Nic” Catrambone, BVM
DEBUQUE, Iowa – Sister Nicholas “Nic” Catrambone, BVM, 85, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 with burial in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

She was born April 8, 1936, in Chicago to Nicholas and Theresa Catrambone. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on Sept. 8, 1954, from St. Callistus parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1957, and final vows on July 16, 1962.

In Clarksdale, Mississippi, she taught at Immaculate Conception High School from 1964 to 1978, and worked in prison ministry.

Sister Nicholas “Nic” Catrambone, BVM

Sister Nic taught at Memphis Catholic High School from 1984 to 1992. She also served in prison ministry at the Shelby County Jail and volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen.

She also taught in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Anthony, Joseph (Thelma), Eugene, and Arthur Catrambone; and sisters Tessie (Ralph) Galluzzi and Kay (Dominic) Belmonte. She is survived by a sister, Letty Catrambone, Oak Park, Ill.; sisters-in-law Mary Catrambone, Westlake Village, Calif., and Terri Catrambone, Oak Park, Ill.; nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years.

Memorials may be given to the BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003.