THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sister Pauline Quinn
Issue Date: March 25, 2020
A former Marinette resident, Sister Pauline Quinn, 77, died on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich.
Sister Pauline, a privately vowed Dominican, made her final profession of vows to Bishop Raúl Vera López, O.P., in 1996.
Formerly known as Kathleen (Kathy) she was born Dec. 10, 1942, in Hollywood, Ca., to Joseph and Rosemary (Hodges) Quinn, as a young woman, she experienced much trauma and homelessness. Her discovery of the unconditional love of a dog companion provided her a sense of safety, self-confidence and belonging. For Sister Pauline, dog was God spelled backward.
In 1981, she initiated a dog-training program in prisons, creating the Prison Pet Partnership in the Washington State Corrections Center for Women. In the early 1980s, she ministered in Italy, where she helped refugees at a Salvation Army house in Rome. The nun continued her Prison Pet Partnership mission by giving talks around the world.
In 1985, she founded Pathways to Hope and later Bridges and Pathways of Courage, which encompasses the many projects with which she was involved.
Her other ministries included volunteering with the Comboni Refugee Center in Rome, where she arranged medical care and transportation for the victims of the Bosnian and Gulf wars as well as assisting refugees from Angola, Ethiopia and Somalia. She traveled many times to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and undertook many other global missions of mercy. Sister Pauline became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2018.
She is survived by a daughter, Bernadette Dimitriadis, and a brother, Robert, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Welcome of Sister Pauline was on Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center Lobby. The Wake followed from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center and the Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer was at 7 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Thursday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. The Rite of Committal was in the Congregation Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Bridges and Pathways of Courage, 1161 Grignon St., Green Bay, WI, 54301, or to the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Mich., 49221.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home of Adrian.