Sister Joan was born in Worcester, MA, to parents John and Emma (Vachon) Farley. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1950, taking the religious name Sr. Julie St. John. She took her first vows in 1953 and perpetual vows in 1958. Sister celebrated her 70th year as a Sister of Notre Dame in 2020.
Sister Joan's Ministries
1956-1959 St. Teresa’s Providence RI
1961-1969, 1971—East Catholic High School, Manchester, CT
1974 East Hartford, CT