Sister Theresa Martin Pigott, OP
Sister Theresa Martin Pigott, a long-time educator who briefly served in the Diocese of Oakland, died Nov. 2 at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 92 and in the 74th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Pigott, also known as Anna Elizabeth Pigott, attended Siena University where she was graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in administration. She also received an associate's degree in Applied Science (occupational therapy) from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio.
Sister Pigott spent 33 years ministering in education, six of those years she spent in California. She was a teacher at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland (1965 to 1969) and as teacher and dean of girls at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward (1969 to 1971). She also served as principal at Our Lady of Las Vegas School (1959 to 1965) in Las Vegas.
In addition to her education ministry, Sister Pigott worked in the health care and hospitality ministry during the late 1970s. She spent 11 years in occupational therapy and was a nursing assistant for 6½ years. She worked in respite care in Michigan for 1½ years and spent nearly five years in night hospitality. She became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2002.
She is survived by a sister, Katherine LaBelle of Warren, Michigan.
The funeral Mass was held Nov. 5 at St. Catherine Chapel, followed by the rite of committal in her congregation's cemetery.
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