Obituaries

Obituaries

Father Patrick T. Sullivan,  S.J.  died  at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx on May 26.  He was 78 years of age,  a Jesuit for 60 years and a priest for 47 years.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 17, 1964 at Canisius College, Buffalo.  From 1988 to 1989, he served as assistant pastor at St. Ignatius parish, Crown Heights.

Sister Charlotte Marie Smith, MM, died peacefully May 24, at Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care IV. She was 86 years old and a Maryknoll Sisters for 69 years.
Born in Woodhaven, she was raised in St. Thomas the Apostle parish. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Link of Stony Brook, NY.
She graduated from Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica; Rogers College at the Maryknoll Sisters; and Holy Name College, Oakland, Calif.
She entered Maryknoll on Sept. 7, 1943, at the Motherhouse, Ossining, NY. She made her First Profession of Vows in 1946, taking the religious name of Sister Rose Immaculata.  Her Final Vows were professed in 1949, at the Sisters’ residence in Monrovia, Calif.
She served in Bolivia in 1950, where she would spend one year in language study in Cochabamba, followed by one year teaching in Cobija, three years teaching at a professional school in Riberalta and four years as principal of San Jose School, Riberalta. She then became principal of the parish school in Guayaramerin, a position she held until being named principal of the primary school in Riberalta in 1962.
In 1967, she entered the Maryknoll Cloister, where she lived until 1985.  At that time, she became a secretary to the Director of Brothers Formation at Maryknoll Seminary and was also involved in retreat work and art until 1995.
She returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Eastern Region, U.S. in 1996, where she volunteered and did pastoral work with senior citizens in Croton-on-Hudson until 2006, when she returned to reside at the Sisters’ Center in Ossining until her death.
Interment was at the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Retired Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruno of Guatemala City, Guatemala, credited with helping to end his country’s civil war in the 1990s, died June 4 at the age of 80.
Cardinal Quezada had been suffering from cancer.
Born in Guatemala City in 1932, he was ordained to the priesthood Sept. 21, 1956.  He was made a bishop in 1972, serving first as auxiliary and later as bishop of Zacapa, which later became the Diocese of Zacapa and Esquipulas. He was appointed archbishop of Guatemala City in 2001.
He had played a key role in negotiating an end to the country’s 36-year civil war, serving as mediator in peace talks among leftist guerrillas, the army and Guatemalan government. The negotiations led to an official end of the war in 1996, when the three parties signed sweeping peace accords.
Pope John Paul II made him a cardinal in 2003.
Cardinal Quezada’s death leaves the College of Cardinals with 209 members, 122  of whom are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave.

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