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Sister Joanne Fitzpatrick

March 9, 2017

new 22 Fitzpatrick THUMBReligious of the Sacred Heart Sister Joanne Fitzpatrick died Feb. 16 at the sisters Oakwood residence in Atherton. She was 84 years old and a religious for 64 years.

Sister Joanne attended Sacred Heart schools in Missouri. She held an undergraduate degree in English and graduate degrees in counselor education from Northwestern University and religious studies from St. Louis University.

Sister Joanne had a long career of teaching in Sacred Heart schools in locations including Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri. She returned to Omaha in 2000 as an academic counselor at the sisters’ Duchesne Academy and remained there until 2012 when she retired from active ministry and moved to the Oakwood community.

Survivors include her two sisters, Rosemary Haug of Wisconsin and Peggy Rigaud who lives in France.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 25 at Oakwood with interment in the sisters’ cemetery there.

Remembrances may be made to the Society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63108.

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