Marie Dorothy was born November 21, 1923 to John and Grace (nee: Maddelein) Burnaby in Detroit, MI. On September 6, 1941 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1942 she was given the religious name Sister Bartholomew. She professed her first vows in 1944 and her final vows in 1950.
In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name, Marie. Sister Marie spent many years in service to others in teaching and counseling. She began her ministry in 1943 at St. Mary, Racine. Other places in Wisconsin where she served in high schools were St. Benedict the Moor, Milwaukee; St. Catherine, Racine; St. Luke, Plain; St. Mary, Kenosha; and St. John, Little Chute. She also served in Michigan and Tennessee. From 1987 to 1992 she was the director of the Racine Dominican Associate Program. When she moved to Siena Center in 1995, she tutored many students in the Adult Learning Program. In February 2016 she became a resident of Lakeshore Manor, Racine, WI.
Sister Marie is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Madeline (Lawrence) Anstett. Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday March 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a remembering service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.
The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the staff that cared for Sister Marie at Lakeshore Manor.