Obituary: Sister Barbara Ann Mason, OP


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ADRIAN, Mich. — Sister Barbara Ann Mason, formerly known as Sister Augustine Mary, died Sept. 14 at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian.

She was 89 years old and in the 72nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Born in St. Johns, Ariz., Sister Mason spent 48 years ministering in education in Oakland, Oceanside, La Jolla and San Diego, Calif.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Detroit, Mich. This includes 19 years as principal of St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Oceanside from 1962 to 1981.

She also taught at All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, from 1981 to 1983; and St. Charles Borromeo Academy, San Diego, from 1986 to 1991 and 1992 to 2003.

Sister Mason became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2010.

The Vigil Prayer was held Sept. 21 in St. Catherine Chapel, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated the following day. Prayers of Committal were held in the Congregation Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.

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