Sister Gertrude Ann Sullivan, BVM died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation, Sharing of Memories, and Mass of Christian Burial were March 18, 2019. Burial was in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1929, in Milwaukee, to William and Gertrude Byrne Sullivan. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1948, from St. Robert Parish, Milwaukee.
In Dubuque, Sister Gertrude Ann was an associate education professor, vice president of academic affairs and academic dean at Clarke University and an elementary teacher at St. Anthony and St. Patrick. She served a teacher and assistant principal at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead, N.Y., and at Serra Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., where she also ministered as curriculum and learning center director. She was the curriculum director for the Diocese of San Diego and a national curriculum consultant for Hesa, Inc., in San Diego, Calif.
“Gert was very intelligent and a perfectionist who gave her all to the work at hand. However, we remember her best as a quiet, humble and grateful woman . . . she wanted all of us to know she never forgot nor ceased loving us and she will always be grateful to everyone with whom she lived and worked, studied and taught.” (Eulogy, Marian Hall Chapel, March 18, 2019)
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by cousins and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 70 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 Wake Stories