SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Patricia Brockmeyer, OP, died April 24, 2014, at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. Her religious name was Sister Mary Campion. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa April 30, 2014, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Patricia made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1951, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1954. She taught music and piano for 20 years, served as a medical secretary for 13 years and secretary for five years, and ministered in pastoral care for two years. Sister Patricia served in Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, and Minnesota.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Patricia taught music at Blessed Sacrament, Madison, 1951-1955; Edgewood Campus, Madison, 1957-1960 and 1964-1968; and St. Raphael, Madison, 1968-1970.
Sister Patricia was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Mary (Walsh) Vygnal. Patricia was adopted in 1936 by Francis and Veronica (Butler) Brockmeyer after the death of her parents. The Brockmeyers also preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Mary Anne Devine; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 62 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."
Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Patricia are available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live. Click on the "on demand" tab.