Colleen Sheridan, IHM

SHERIDAN-COLLEEN-84Sister Colleen Sheridan, IHM, 75, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 13, at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Sister Colleen was born to Paul and Frances (Rohan) Sheridan of Detroit on Aug. 17, 1942. She was one their 12 children raised in the Detroit parishes of St. John Berchmans and St. Raymond.  Baptized “Catherine Mary” at St. John Berchmans, she attended St. Raymond Grade School and graduated from Regina High School. In 1960, Catherine entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe and received the religious name Sister Colleen. She continued to be known as “Cathie” to her birth family.

Sister Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit, and later, a Masters of Education from Wayne State University, Detroit. She spent most of her teaching career involved with elementary students in the Detroit area at Epiphany, Gesu, Christ the King, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Brigid, St. Gerard and St. Augustine; at St. Bede, Southfield; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Harper Woods; St. Mary Magdalene, Hazel Park; St. Clare de Montefalco, Grosse Pointe Woods, and for 10 years at St. Angela School in Roseville.

In 2004, Sister Colleen served her community at the IHM Development Office in Bloomfield Hills. She also ministered as a teacher and community volunteer and most recently as special assistant in the SSIHM Archives in Monroe. In this position, she enjoyed the history and stories of the IHM community and befriended many sisters and staff on the Monroe Campus. She lived in the Detroit areas where she taught, and for many years in Warren, before moving to Monroe in 2013.

Sister Colleen is survived by her sisters, Mary and Frances; brothers, Timothy, James, Phillip and William; many nieces and nephews; and her sisters in community. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Patrick, Michael and John; and sister, Margaret.

Read her Remembering here.