Sister Ann Ellen Quirk, BVM died Saturday, September 22, 2018 Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation, Sharing of Memories, Mass of Christian Burial were on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial was in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, Ill. This service will not be streamed.
Sister Ann Ellen was a music teacher in Clinton, Iowa; Chicago; Rock Island, Ill.; and Wilmington, Ill., where she also served as pastoral associate and parish minister.
She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Feb. 8, 1931, to William James and Margaret Mary Roe Quirk. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1949, from St. Augustine Parish, Milwaukee. She professed first vows on March 19, 1952, and final vows on July 16, 1957.
“A true servant of the needy, Sister Ann Ellen sees Christ in everyone whom she encounters. She lives the Gospel values, loving God and neighbor as self, and affirms in her work the mission of the Sisters of Charity to help others experience acceptance and true freedom in God’s steadfast love.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Catherine (Robert) Kiesl, and brothers William (Grace) and Robert. She is survived by a sister Margaret Quirk, Muskego, Wis.; sister-in-law Marlene Quirk, West Bend, Wis.; nieces; nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 69 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.Download Eulogy Download Sharing of Memories