Adrian Sister Jean Denomme dies at 83

ADRIAN, MICH.—Adrian Dominican Sister Jean Denomme died on July 29 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 5 in St. Catherine Chapel. Burial was in the congregation’s cemetery.

Sister Jean was born in Detroit to Richard and June Penney Denomme. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit, and received a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Siena Heights College in Adrian, a master’s degree in education from the University of San Francisco, and a master’s degree in economics from Wayne State University  in Detroit.

She spent 16 years working in education in California. She was a teacher at St. Lawrence O’Toole High School, Bishop O’Dowd High School, and Holy Cross High School, all in Oakland, Calif. She also taught at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Ill., and was principal at Aquinas High School in Chicago.

Sister Jean was the executive director at Santee Community Center in McClellanville, S.C., from 1975 to 1980.

She also spent 22 years in Michigan in education. In Detroit, she was an adult education teacher at Project C3, and Detroit Public School/ Marygrove, a teacher/coordinator at Higginbotham Education and was department head at the Community Based East Adult Education. Sister Jean also served as a consultant for one year at Schott Communities/ UD Mercy in Cement City, and as grants manager and administration assistant at Schott Communities in Cooper City, Fla.

Sister Jean is survived by a sister, Beverly Gattari of Clinton Township, Mich., and a brother, Michael Denomme, of Berlin, N.J. Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.