Sister Maria del Rey Hunt, OP, died Nov. 9, 2020, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.
Sister Maria del Rey made her first profession in 1960 with the Pious Union of the Dominican Mission Sisters. They disbanded in 1967, and she transferred her vows to the Dominican Sisters of Kenosha (Wis.), and in 1968 transferred her vows to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. Sister Maria del Rey made her perpetual profession as a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Aug. 15, 1969. She then ministered as a social worker for seven years, parish worker for two years, chaplain for 20 years, and transportation driver for one year. Sister Maria del Rey served in Illinois, Colorado, Nebraska, California, Texas and Wisconsin.
In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sister Maria del Rey ministered as a social worker at St. Dominic School and Parish, Denver, 1971-1973.
Sister Marie del Rey was born April 16, 1929, in Faust, N.Y., the daughter of William and Emma (Dankhoff) Hunt. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Mary DeLuca, nieces and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 60 years of religious life.
A funeral Mass for Sister Marie del Rey was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Nov. 14, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or at www.sinsinawa.org/donate online.
Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Maria del Rey are available online at www.sinsinawa.org/live. Click on the “on demand” tab.