Sister Pat brought competence, joy and laughter to whomever and wherever she served. 

Sister Patricia Walsh, formerly Sister Daniel Maureen, was born in Manhattan November 30, 1938. She was one of four children, three girls and a boy of Daniel and Cecilia Woods Walsh. Patricia attended elementary school at Elizabeth Seton Academy in Yonkers and graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School, Yonkers, before entering the Sisters of Charity on September 8, 1956. Sister Daniel received a BA in History from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. In 1996, after a year of study at Calvary Hospital, the Bronx, she received certification as a Cancer Care Technician.

Sister Patricia’s fifty-five years of active ministry span a variety of fields of service. Twenty years were devoted to elementary education as a teacher at Saint Raymond, the Bronx, Saint John the Evangelist, White Plains, Incarnation and Saint Bernard, both in Manhattan. She was Principal of Saint Gabriel Elementary in the Bronx for eight years. For sixteen years, Sister Patricia’s skills as an Administrator served young children and their families at Queens Daughters Day Care Center, Yonkers, and senior sisters of the Congregation at Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, and Mount Saint Vincent Convent, the Bronx.

With her studies and work experience at Calvary Hospital, she served for ten years as Patient Representative at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers. Before retiring in 2014, Sister Patricia worked for five years as Receptionist at the Sisters of Charity Center. In 2020, she joined the retirement community at Mount Saint Vincent Convent and in 2021 moved to Kittay Senior Apartments of The New Jewish Home in the Bronx. Here she died on February 12, 2023, in the 67th year of commitment as a Sister of Charity of New York.

In May 1972, Sister Patricia was one of eight Sisters of Charity who were arrested when they demonstrated in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral as witnesses for peace against the war in Vietnam. For her, this demonstration was an important and necessary visible action that stated a belief she strongly held.

Even if your favorite football team wasn’t in the Super Bowl, Sister Patricia stirred up enthusiasm for the annual event. She gathered with friends to watch the game and vied with them on predicting the quarter-time scores. She created excitement around the “big game” and brought fans and non-fans together for a good time with her outgoing and friendly personality.

Sister Patricia, in baptism you were joined to Christ and sealed with the Holy Spirit. You listened to the call of the Spirit in service of the mission. We rejoice with you now in the call of God to the fullness of life forever.

Date of Death
February 12, 2023


Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Prayer Service at 9:00 a.m.
Flynn Memorial Home
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10710
Streaming begins at 9:00 a.m.:

Saturday, February 18, 2023
10:30 a.m.
St. Margaret of Cortona Church
6000 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
Live Streaming begins at 10:30 a.m.:

Interment Burial
Mount St. Vincent Cemetery, Riverdale NY. Date to be determined.


Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Raymond Elementary, Bronx
    1959-61, Teacher
  • St. John the Evangelist Elementary, White Plains
    1961-65, Teacher
  • Incarnation, Manhattan
    1965-66, Teacher
  • St. Bernard, Manhattan
    1966-70, Teacher
  • Incarnation, Manhattan
  • St. Gabriel Elementary, Bronx
    1971-79, Principal
  • Morality in Media
    1979-80, Office Services
  • Queens Daughters Day Care Center, Yonkers
    1980-88, Director
  • Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers
    1989-95, Asst. to Administrator 
  • Calvary Hospital, Bronx
    1996-97, Nursing Assistant
  • Mount Saint Vincent Convent, Bronx 
    1997-99, Asst. to Administrator 
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Yonkers
    1999-2009, Patient Representative
  • Sisters of Charity Center, Bronx
    2009-14, Receptionist