Sister Patricia Cecile Slattery was born on August 26, 1928, in St. Joseph, Michigan. Baptized Patricia Jean, she was the youngest of three children born to Clifford and Opal (Taylor) Slattery. Her father was born in Stevensville, Michigan, and worked as an electrician. Her mother was born in Lafayette, Indiana. Opal was a convert and worked in a factory so their children could attend Catholic school. Patricia her brother John Thomas and sister Mary Catherine attended St. Joseph School from grades one through twelve.
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Sr. Pat was a fixture at St. Scholastica and a legend among first graders and their parents. She is fondly remembered. May she rest in Jesus. She has earned it!
What a beautiful, strong nun and person. My whole family (7 kids) will never forget how I used to get a doily report from Sr. Patricia on how my little brother did that day ( 1st grader). It was either a smiley face up, down or straight line. And his nickel depended on it. God bless this strong and holy woman.
Sister Patricia was a lovely woman and is truly in God's care right now. I remember her so vividly from St. Scholastica, always in her habit, and always making sure we 1st graders were loved and ok. She held high expectations, but was also very loving and warm. She is a model for elementary educators. The angels are lucky she's in their care now.
Omg, she is up with the angles. She was my first grade teacher at St. Scholastica Grade School. She was a special angel. I remember her taking us to the Little Sister's of the Poor to sing for them during school and anyone who forgot their lunch she would take us to the convent for lunch. She is and was angel and will be deeply missed. They are luckly to have her in heaven. RIP Sister Pat
Sister Patricia was my 1st grade teacher at St. Scholastica. I absolutely loved her. She gave me a great start to a successful future and I praise God for her being such an important part of my life. I will always remember her.
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