A Family Funeral Home

Sister Joyce (Felice) Quintana O.P.

February 8, 1938 - February 18, 2022
Racine, WI


A private Remembering Service

Thursday, February 24, 2022
2:30 PM CST
Siena Center Chapel
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial at:4:00 p.m.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Racine Dominican Mission Fund
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

Life Story / Obituary


Sister Joyce Quintana, O.P., 84, passed away at Siena Center, Racine, WI, on Friday February 18, 2022.

Joyce Cecile was born February 8, 1938 to Bernie M. and Helen (nee: Baldwin) Quintana in Denver, CO. On September 7, 1955 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1956 she was given the religious name Sister Felice. She professed her first vows in 1958 and her final vows in 1964. In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name, Joyce.

Sister Joyce spent many years in service to others in education, pastoral work and savings and loan work. She began her ministry in 1960 at St. Mary, Kenosha, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Mary, St. Catherine High School, St. Patrick Parish and Siena Center, Racine. From 1965 to 1969 she did mission work in LaPaz, Bolivia. In New Mexico she worked in Taos, Espanola, Santa Cruz, Los Alamos and Santa Fe. In 1988 she became the Siena Center House Coordinator until 1991. From 1996-2006 she was the Director of the Adult Learning Program and later served as the Racine Literacy Site Coordinator.

Sister Joyce is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her brother Ron (Evelyn) Quintana and sister Joan Diehl and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Jack (Georgia) Quintana; and her brother-in-law Ron Diehl.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. will be held in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday February 24, 2022. Interment will take place at a later date 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 staffs of Supportive Living and Hospice Alliance who cared for Sister Joyce at Siena Center.