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July 30, 1936 – April 9, 2014

Sister Patricia Redmond, a former religious education teacher and outreach program director, died April 9 in the Health Care Center of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany. She was 77.

Sister Patricia was born in Buffalo and attended Nardin Academy, graduating from St. Elizabeth Academy in Allegany in 1955.

She entered the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Allegany at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse on Aug. 15, 1962, and professed her final religious vows on Aug. 16, 1959.

Sister Patricia attended St. Elizabeth Teachers College, now St. Bonaventure University, in Allegany and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Medaille College in Buffalo in 1967.

Afterward, she attended Ladycliff College in Highland Falls and Barry University in Miami, Fla., earning a master’s degree in religious education in 1972.

She taught at St. John School in Allegany, Pius X in Delevan and Christ the King in Snyder. Sister Patricia also briefly taught in Fort Myers, Fla., directed a pastoral outreach program at St. Francis Xavier Parish and served at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Venice, Fla.

Sister Patricia retired from active service in 2012 and lived at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse the last few months of her life.

She is survived by a brother, James, and two sisters, Joan Colern and Kathleen Pierce.

A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael’s Church, 651 Washington St.

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