In Memoriam

Sister Patricia J. Walsh, OP

(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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Avatar  Serrurier 3 years agoReply

je vous remercuie

Avatar  Brother Tom 3 years agoReply

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

Avatar  Char Brown 3 years agoReply

We will miss you Sr. Pat! You will forever remain in our hearts.

Avatar  Lori Scents 3 years agoReply

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 ❤

Avatar  Kris Carley 3 years agoReply

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.

Avatar  Caroline Clanton 3 years agoReply

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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