Obituary: Sister Patricia Sullivan, C.S.J.

Sister Patricia Sullivan, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 70 years, died Oct. 22.

Sister Patricia

She entered the congregation in 1947 from the parish of St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing. She earned a degree from St. John’s University, Jamaica, in secondary education and a master’s in history from Manhattan College.

Formerly known as Sister Paul Miriam, she taught at St. Agnes Seminary in Brooklyn, 1949-50; Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1950-55; St. Anthony of Padua, Greenpoint, 1955-59; Academia Santa Monica, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1959-60; Academia San Jorge, Santurce, 1960-62; Holy Cross, Flatbush, 1962-66; Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, L.I., 1966-79; Academy of St. Joseph, Brentwood, 1979-81; St. Philip Neri, Northport, L.I., 1981-92; and Trinity Regional School, East Northport, L.I. 1992-2004.

She retired in 2004.


One thought on “Obituary: Sister Patricia Sullivan, C.S.J.

  1. Very sad news for me. I reunited with Sister Pat (Sister Paul Miriam) with my dearest friend Peggy Delaney from St. Philip Neri Church in North Port L.I.
    WE REUNITED @ Peggy Devaney’s daughter’s wedding.
    We also went to lunch another time in town.
    Sister Pat was one of the only nun’s @ Holy Cross School that didn’t hit me, made me feel stupid. She encouraged me. I got a 90 on a science test & she came running through the school yard looking for me to tell me the great news!
    That day a girl who sat next to me told Sister that I cheated from her.
    Well sister set her straight. Asked her a question & she couldn’t answer it.
    She got a punishment for lying.
    Sister was with me when Peggy Devaney died.last time I spoke with her she told me(with great enthusiasm) she said Angela I ‘am in my 90th. Year.
    That was my last chat with her.

    I was so lucky to have had her in my life & an inspiration guidance fun & loving.
    May she R.I.P. Maybe she is laughing with Peg Devaney.

    Thank you for allowing g me to tell my story.