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Sister Patricia McGlinn, SND
August 22nd, 2016

Sister Patricia McGlinn, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 62 years, died Aug. 8 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland. Sister Patricia was 81 years old.


“She related in a special way with her therapists, care center staff and residents,” the Notre Dame Sisters said in a statement. “She watched the recent Republican and Democratic conventions, and voted in the primary. Always the global citizen, she reached out in her prayers to refugees and the troubled spots in our wounded world.”


Sister Pat attended Notre Dame High School in San Jose and entered religious life in 1954. She taught in Notre Dame elementary schools in Redwood City, Yuba City, Santa Barbara and Watsonville and high schools in San Francisco, San Jose and Marysville. She also served in Sacramento where she saw firsthand the challenges and dangers that women had to endure when working in the fields, the sisters said.


Sister Pat was a faculty member at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont for 25 years. She served six years on the San Francisco Archdiocesan Faith and Justice Commission, two years as chair.


A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 22 at the sisters’ Cunningham Chapel at NDNU with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 1520 Ralston Ave., Belmont 94002.


From August 25, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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