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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