Sister Marie André's Services
Private Mass of Resurrection at Sacred Heart Convent, Tuesday, Nov. 3; private burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 4. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Convent at a later date.
Memorials to honor the memory of Sister Marie André may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704. The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Marie André are served by Butler Funeral Homes.
Springfield Dominican Sister Marie André Dougherty, OP, died October 28, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Jerseyville, Ill., in 1943 to William and Florence (Beiermann) Dougherty and was baptized Agnes Marie. She joined the Dominicans in 1964 and professed her vows in 1966 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.
Sister Marie André dedicated her life to educational ministry. She served at religious education centers in Arcola and Beardstown, then moved to parochial school education, teaching at St. Frances Cabrini, Springfield, and St. Joseph, Bradley, before becoming principal at St. Joseph. She then served as principal at St. John Bosco, Chicago; St. Frances Cabrini; St. John, Carrollton, and St. Malachy, Rantoul. Then, until her retirement from active ministry in 2010, she ministered as a substitute teacher and provided community support services at Sacred Heart Convent.
Sister Marie André was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jane King, and her brother Patrick. She is survived by her brothers William, Paul, John, and Michael Dougherty; her sisters Cecilia Weiner, Paulette Bumgardner, and Barbara Johnston, and many loving nephews and nieces.