April 27, 1932-January 21, 2023
Sister Mary Veronica Brutosky died on January 21, 2023 in Los Angeles. She was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. She moved with her family to Fresno, California, where she graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School.
Veronica entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1950. Her early years in ministry were in elementary education. She loved teaching, but her heart was in the field of art. She studied and earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting and a master’s in art. Sister Veronica taught high school art classes at various schools in southern California. She said of herself, “I attempt to create peace in my artwork and capture those moments of contemplation and variety that happen amid our daily hectic experiences.”
In her retirement years, Sister Veronica was involved with bringing justice to those falsely imprisoned and worked wholeheartedly on their behalf. She had a good sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She found joy in simple things and delighted in conversation with others.
May she rest in peace.