(1933 - 2015)
Sister Patricia J. Walsh, born on June 15, 1933, in Chicago, was the first of four children born to John and Patricia (Sullivan) Walsh. Her father was a city fireman and her mother, before they were married, was a comptometer operator. Sister Pat said, “Today she would have worked on a computer.”
In her autobiography, Sister Pat emphasized the family’s long relationship with St. Columbanus Parish. She wrote:
My mother was the first baby baptized at St. Columbanus Church and I was baptized there also on July 2, 1933. I attended St. Columbanus School as my mother, aunt and uncles had. We would live in that parish until the last month before I graduated and entered the Congregation.
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Sister Pat was a beautiful and kind person. She was very faithful and dedicated to St. Isidores in Blue Island ,Ill.May perpetual light shine upon her. Brother Tom
We will miss you Sr. Pat! You will forever remain in our hearts.
Oh Sister Pat, I will miss you, your wit, sense of humor, and your loving and kind soul. You could lift me up like no other. Love you ❤
Sister Pat was such a force in my life. She always had a positive attitude and words of encouragement. I am so blessed to have had her enter my life. I will miss her more than she will know. Love you sister Pat. You will always be a part of me.
St. Pat has been in our family for as long as I can remember. She lived with my Aunt TJ for 44 yrs. I live in Wisconsin but I was lucky enough to to visit both of them in Adrian last month when I was there on business. This is quite a shock since she was looking great and heading to Chicago! RIP sister Pat you will be missed 😞
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