Sister Helen Dailey, who taught in Ventnor, dies

Dominican Sister Helen Dailey died July 4 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Her religious name was Sister Joeline.
In the Diocese of Camden, Sister Helen taught at St. James, Ventnor, 1954-55.
The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 9, 2014, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Helen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1949, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1952. She taught elementary and middle school for 33 years and college for 14 years. Sister Helen ministered as director of religious education for 12 years, seven of those while also serving as pastoral associate. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Nebraska and Florida.
Sister Helen was born July 8, 1928, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Leo and Alice (Burke) Dailey. Her parents; four sisters, an infant, Lorraine Murphy, Sister Hilary Dailey, OP, and Margaret Cash; three brothers, an infant, Leo Dailey, and Joseph Dailey, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 64 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on “Donate Now,” then “Honor and Memorial Gift.”

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