Sister Patricia Saunders, O.P.

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Sister Patricia Saunders, O.P., who taught in the archdiocese for six years, died April 25 at Siena Hall in Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 81.

Sister Patricia taught at St. Christopher School, Red Hook, 1973-1975; Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Middletown, 1966-1969; and St. Agnes School and Home, Sparkill, 1962-1963. She also served in Hicksville, Queens and Florida.

Born in Manhattan, she entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1962 and professed final vows in 1969.

She received a bachelor’s degree in social studies from St. John’s University, Queens, and a master’s in counseling education from Fordham University, the Bronx.

Her sister, Susan Fray, survives her.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated April 30 in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Sparkill.

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