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Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan SNDdeN

January 13, 1940 - August 10, 2022


Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan SNDdeN

January 13, 1940 - August 10, 2022


Obituary For Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan SNDdeN

Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN, went peacefully home to her Good God on August 10, 2022 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

She was born Eleanor Janice Sullivan in 1940 in Cambridge, MA to parents, John David Sullivan and Doris (Cline) Sullivan. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on September 1, 1957, taking her First Vows in 1960 and her Perpetual Vows in 1965.

Sr. Jon Julie was an excellent teacher for many years having taught at Holy Rosary in Lawrence, St. Mary’s School in Lawrence, CCCH in South Boston and St. Mary’s School in Lynn. She served as a counselor at St. Gregory’s Church in Dorchester, served in campus ministry at Framingham State College as well as Emmanuel College in Boston. She was a program consultant in religious education and lecturer. Active in the community, Sr. Jon Julie volunteered in social service outreach for Project Hope Family Shelter in Dorchester, pastoral care and advocate at the Notre Dame Long Term Care as well as the community coordinator for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Ipswich. She also served at the Carmelite Monastery, NDLTC, NDEC of Boston and the SND in Wakefield.

Sister Jon Julie touched the lives of all she met, in the classroom, in the healthcare facilities, and beyond. She was a very talented and creative woman. She shared her creativity with others through her gift of photography. Jon had a great way with words and symbols which made her reflections and workshops so memorable.

She was predeceased by her siblings, John David Sullivan, Daniel Richard Sullivan, Doris Louis Vargus, John Edward Sullivan, Barbara Ann Sullivan, Thomas Edward Sullivan, Mary Emily Sullivan and Brian Christopher Sullivan. She is survived by her brother, Francis Michael Sullivan, numerous nieces and nephews and by her Sisters and Associates in the Notre Dame community, her many friends and former students.

Sr. Jon Julie’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen Chapel, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may pay their respects and share memories of Sister Jon Julie on Monday prior to the Mass from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149-3425.

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  • 08/20/2022

    Sr. Jon was my teacher at St. Mary's Lawrence and my dear friend forever after. I am saddened to learn of her death but rejoice in the wonderful life she lived and the joy she brought to so many. She was a wonderful woman.

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