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Sister Patricia Dippel



(Formerly Sister Joseph Francis)

Sister Patricia, a native of East Cleveland, grew up in St. Philomena Parish. After graduating from Ursuline Academy, she entered the Ursuline Sisters. She was a teacher at St. Therese and Christ the King, and served as principal at St. Jerome and St. Francis de Sales schools. She also helped direct the formation program for the congregation. In 1988, Sister Patricia was assigned to teach sixth grade at St. Charles School, Parma. She later served the parish as office secretary and as minister to seniors. Sister Patricia retired in 2016 to the Ursuline Motherhouse and now resides at Regina Health Center.