Sister M. Patricia Francis, O.Carm. died peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home on the morning of November 19, 2016, with the Sisters at her bedside. Sr. Patricia Francis was in the 56 th year of her Religious Life.
Annie Mary Keating was born on August 1, 1933, entered the Congregation on September 7, 1960, and received the Habit on April 3, 1961. She professed first vows on April 17, 1963 and made her perpetual profession on July 1, 1967.
In the early years of her religious life Sr. Francis was assigned to Cathedral Faculty House, St. Joseph’s Seminary and Mater Christi Seminary. She was later assigned to Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, MA (1971-1974), St. Teresa’s Manor, Manchester, NH (1974-1982), and Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin, Ireland, where she spent twenty-six years of her religious life (1982-2008). While at Our Lady’s Manor she worked in various areas of the Home including Housekeeping, Dietary, and Activities, and also helped keep the Refectory in good order. She returned to the United States in 2008 upon being assigned to her final mission, St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY, where her health steadily declined.
Sr. Francis loved to knit dolls used for raffle prizes for the Homes and did that right up until the time she broke her wrist. She also loved her word search books and enjoyed time in the “pub” with her ginger ale, socializing with the residents.
Sr. M. Patricia Francis was welcomed Home by our beloved deceased Sisters during this month of the Holy Souls and now rejoices in their company.As we remember them, may they also remember us!
Wednesday, November 30, 20162:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Chapel (With Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.)
St. Patrick’s Home
66 Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx, New York 10463
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
Thursday, December 1, 201610:00 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Chapel
St. Patrick’s Home
Thursday, December 1, 20162:00 p.m.
Queen of Carmel Cemetery
St. Teresa’s Motherhouse
600 Woods Road
Germantown, New York 12526