Patricia Anne Sullivan


Patricia “Pat” Anne Sullivan, 88, of Billings, Montana passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in her residence at West Park Village Retirement Community after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat – the oldest of six children – was born to Elizabeth Leona (Labonte) and William Clayton Conner, Sr., on July 7, 1932, in the village of Superior, Wisconsin. On August 16, 1952, Pat married Gerald “Jerry” H. Sullivan, Sr. They raised four children: Gerald “Kip” Jr., Kathleen, Brian, and Patrick in Cloquet, Minnesota. She worked for several years at the Cloquet Senior High School.

In 1981, Pat, Jerry, and Patrick moved to Billings, Montana where Pat worked as the accounts-receivable-collections clerk at Fasteners and later worked as a sales associate at Dillard’s clothing store. Pat was a member of Holy Rosary Church for many years and when it closed, she became a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. She was also a member of the Joyous Rosary Group and an active volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul and Emmaus Road Catholic Bookstore. Pat loved to bake, crochet, watch hockey, work on genealogy, play cribbage, go to aerobics, and spend time with her family.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband: Jerry; parents: Elizabeth and William Conner; brothers: Bill, Tom, and Jim; and grandson: Justin Allen Lundorff. She is survived by her children: Gerald H. “Kip” (Claudia) Sullivan Jr., of Hugo, Minnesota; Kathleen A. (Tim) Zigweid of Billings, Montana; Brian W. (Anna) Sullivan of Lakewood, Washington; and Patrick J. (Mary) Sullivan of Montana City, Montana; sisters: Elizabeth “Babe” Anderson of Superior, Wisconsin and Judith “Judy” Persch of Duluth, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and a special niece Wendy (Anderson) Brown of Billings.

All of Pat’s family would like to express a huge Thank You to Westpark Village Retirement Community, Westpark Pearl Garden Memory Care Unit, and Riverstone Hospice for all of the loving care given to our Mother.

Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will take place in the summer of 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Billings, Montana, and her cremains will be buried at Calvary Cemetery in Superior, Wisconsin.

If you would like to make a donation, please consider the Montana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Vincent De Paul, 3005 1st Ave. S, Billings, MT 59101.

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