Sr. Patricia (Patricia Mary) Linehan (1931-2020)

Sister Patricia Linehan died at age 89 on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester.

Sister Patricia was born in Salem, daughter of Patrick and Irene (Hennessy) Linehan and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston. She later earned a Master's degree in Education from Boston College.

Sister entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1950 and was a true educator throughout her many ministries. She served in the Greater Boston area, including Dorchester, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy and Lawrence. She also ministered to communities in Honolulu, HI, and Japan, and later in Worcester and Ipswich.

Sister Patricia leaves nieces, nephews, and her religious family, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was predeceased by her sisters, Irene Withers and Barbara Roache.

Sister Patricia is buried at Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

To make a gift to the Sisters in Sister Patricia's name, click here or mail to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Sister Patricia's Ministries


1960-1963 St. Gregory, Dorchester, Mass.
1963 Cardinal Cushing Central High School, South Boston, Mass.
1966 Dartmouth Street, Boston, Mass.
1975 St. Augustine, South Boston, Mass.