The Passing of Sister Marie Julianne Farrington
It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of Sister Marie Julianne Farrington. Sister Marie Julianne had a long history with Sacred Heart, including her tenure as special assistant to the president from 2007 until her retirement last spring, during which she developed special projects and initiatives to fulfill the University’s mission and enhance its strategic position. These included a series of Presidential seminars as well as serving as an external liaison to the religious community for Sacred Heart. Sister Marie Julianne received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa, from Sacred Heart University in 2005.
Her remarkable ministry included teaching; directing the formation of young sisters in her religious community, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur; and parish work. She was a provincial superior and the superior general of her order in Namur, Belgium, where she played an important role in Rwanda
and worked in refugee assistance in Thailand.
My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you who knew and worked with Sister Marie Julianne Farrington. A memorial service has been planned, and we will share the details with you soon.
John J. Petillo, Ph.D.