November 7, 1927 - January 21, 2018
A Sister of Mercy for 73 years, teacher, community leader, and administrator
Sister Rosemary Sullivan, RSM, died in Burlingame, CA, on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the age of 90. Jean Sullivan was born in San Francisco, the second child of the four children of Russell Sullivan and Winifred (Henderson). Growing up in the Mission District in San Francisco, she attended St. Peter's High School, staffed by the Sisters of Mercy. Upon graduation from high school in 1945, Jean entered the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame, where she professed vows in 1948, taking the religious name of Sister Rosemary.