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Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sister Patricia Ann Thompson O.S.U. (formerly Sister James Marie), age 81, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton on December 18, 2018. A native of Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1954. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

Sister Patricia Ann served at Saint Joseph Orphanage in Louisville from 1956-1957, and again from 1958-59. From 1957-58, Sister taught at Our Mother of Sorrows parish school in Louisville. She then taught at St. Elizabeth, St. Helen, and Holy Trinity parish schools in Louisville from 1959-1968.

After graduating from the Jefferson County School of Practical Nursing in 1969, Sister Patricia Ann served her Ursuline Sisters in the Motherhouse infirmary from 1969-1976 and at Nazareth Home on Newburg Road from 1976-77. She became Director of Nursing Services at Marian Home on Lexington Road where she served until 2010 and at Mercy Sacred Heart (now Nazareth Home Clifton) until retiring in 2011. In 1999, Sister Patricia Ann received the “Outstanding Staff Person Award” from the Kentucky Association of Homes & Services for the Aging.

Sister Patricia Ann is survived by her brother, Michael Edward Thompson, several nieces and nephews and the Ursuline community of Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, December 20, from 4-7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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