Sister Mary Quintin (Elizabeth) Brickner
Sister Mary Quintin (Elizabeth) Brickner, 84, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 7, 2017, while a resident at Rosary Care Center, Sylvania.
Born of Rose Agatha and Lawrence Brickner in Fostoria, Elizabeth joined her six brothers and three sisters in the warmth and shared business of a rural household. Growing up on the farm gave Elizabeth Ann a healthy sense of life and a clear vision of God’s loving touch.
Left to mourn her passing are her two sisters, Theresa Streacker of Findlay and Mary Agatha Hassanein of Laguna Niguel, California; and her two brothers, Albert (Dolores) in Tampa, Florida, and John (Louisa) in Tiffin, along with the Sisters of Notre Dame in the Toledo Province.
Those who preceded her in death besides her parents are her sister, Catherine, and her four brothers, Jerome, Louis, Mark and Joseph.
After one year of education at St. Wendelin’s Elementary School, the family moved to Liberty, where she went to a one room schoolhouse, St. Andrew’s, until her graduation from eighth grade. During her sophomore year at Jackson High School, she decided to enter the Notre Dame Aspirant School and attended Notre Dame Academy in Toledo.
After her entrance into the convent in August 1951, she was given the name of Sister Mary Quintin. Sister received her bachelor of arts degree from Mary Manse, Toledo, which prepared her for her long and beloved outreach in education. For 16 years she touched the lives of children in the elementary schools of: St. Paul, Norwalk; St. Joseph, Maumee; St. John, Delphos; Sacred Heart, Fremont; St. Wendelin, Fostoria; St. Mary, Leipsic; St. Michael Ridge, Defiance; and Gesu, St. James and Christ the King in Toledo.
However, love for the missions became obvious when she volunteered to travel to Papua, New Guinea, and join other sisters in that far away country. She spent 38 years teaching home economics to the girls at Notre Dame High School in Kumdi, homemaking skills to the women at Maria Qwin in Banz, and she also trained catechists for work in the schools in Goroka and Hagen. In 2002, she returned to the States and took up residence at Provincial Center of the Sisters of Notre Dame. When her health began to fail and she needed more care, she was transferred to Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, where she died in the early morning of Aug. 7.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. with sharing of memories at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Sisters of Notre Dame Center, 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, Ohio.
The funeral liturgy also begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel at the SND Center. Friday morning the burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Urbanski Funeral Home, a life celebration home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio.
Any tributes may be made to Sisters of Notre Dame.