It is with a heavy hearts that we share with you the obituary for Mrs. Katherine Sullivan. Her children Ken and Katie Sullivan have asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the STEM program at Mother Seton Regional High School. May God continue to bless and keep Mrs. Sullivan’s children in His loving care and may His perpetual light shine upon her as she rests in peace.
Katherine June Sullivan Beloved mother and devoted teacher Katherine June Sullivan, 60, of Mountainside, N.J., passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017. Katherine was born on June 1, 1957, and grew up in Bloomfield, N.J. She attended St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield and Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., before obtaining an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She then went on to work for Bell Atlantic. After getting married, moving to Mountainside, and raising two children, Katherine went back to work at Mother Seton Regional High School to teach physics in 1994. Over her 23 years at MSR, she taught physics, algebra and chemistry. This past year, she helped develop the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program and created a new course titled Engineering Design Process, one of only 11 offered in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. Outside of the classroom, she was involved with Science League, academic challenges, kept the score-book and stats for the school softball team, and was a Seton Associate of the Sisters of Charity at Convent Station, N.J. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to concerts, gardening and summer trips to Ireland with her family. She is survived by her son, Ken Sullivan; daughter, Katie Sullivan; four cats, family and countless friends.