Sister Georgeann (Immaculate) Quinlan, BVM, 84 of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.
Visitation, Sharing of Memories, and Mass of Christian Burial were on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Sister Georgeann was an elementary teacher at Visitation in Des Moines, Iowa; Our Lady of Lourdes in Chicago; and St. Leo in San Jose, Calif. She ministered as a secondary teacher Mt. St. Gertrude and a junior high religious education coordinator at Sacred Heart, both in Boulder, Colo. She was a parish youth director and pastoral assistant at Holy Apostles in Colorado Springs, Colo. In the greater Denver area, she served as director and minister of elderly programs at L.I.F.E., Inc., and was a counselor to families of the blind, public relations and marketing representative for apartment complexes, activities director for a care center and archdiocesan housing, and a community advocate for seniors.
“Georgeann once said, ‘The Lord is the Center of my life in all I am and all I do.’ Her joy and happiness were contagious as she tended to the gentle souls in every walk of life. She provided for their basic human needs and like Jesus, sat down with them to share their stories.” (Eulogy).
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Gerald and Richard Quinlan, and brother-in-law Lou Balaban. She is survived by a sister Marlyn Quinlan Balaban, Roseburg, Ore.; a brother Jean (Donna) Quinlan, Apple Valley, Minn.; a sister-in-law Terry Quinlan, Chicago; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.Watch Memorial Mass and Sharing of Memories Download Eulogy Download Sharing of Memories