Sister Jeanne Adrienne Kierce, OP, was a woman of faith and courage. She was warm, friendly, and outgoing—with an impish smile, and had a sense of humor that drew people to her, especially the young. Sister Jeanne was an avid reader, a great storyteller who participated in book clubs, and loved going to movies— followed by a bite to eat. Sister Jeanne treasured her community, family, friends, and co-workers.

Possessed with leadership qualities, Sister could see both sides of an issue and honored people’s viewpoints. Among her many accomplishments, she served her Dominican community on the leadership council, was a school administrator, a classroom teacher, and took on many roles at Marian Manor. In her retirement years, Sister Jeanne served as school librarian, teacher assistant, after-care supervisor, and all-around, hands-on person. She was generous with time and talent.

Sister Jeanne seldom turned down an invitation to go out. Her hat and coat always available! She loved sports and her favorite, the Mets. She knew every player, their backgrounds and potential, usually hitting the nail on the head. 

A woman of prayer, with rosaries in hand, Jeanne interceded for family, friends, and many causes. She was faithful to sending notes, cards, and making phone calls. As a Dominican, she preached the word by the way she lived. She is missed and we are blessed for having known her.

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