A Lasting Tribute: Sister Mary Patricia Vovk, SND; 1945–2018

A Lasting Tribute: Sister Mary Patricia Vovk, SND; 1945–2018
Our dear Sister Mary Patricia (formerly Sister Mary Milan) (72) completed her earthly journey and went home to God on Monday, February 5, at 4:40 a.m. at the Cleveland Clinic, Avon. Sister had faced a number of health challenges in recent years. One of these was Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the blood, which became extremely aggressive in the short time prior to her hospitalization. Sister was the consummate educator, ministering as classroom teacher, administrator or tutor for almost fifty years. She loved teaching children, especially those in junior high! We continue to hold her sister, Sister Mary Jane, in our prayer. May Sister Mary Patricia rejoice in the embrace of our good and loving God for all eternity.
The wake will be on Sunday, February 11, from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with the prayer service at 4:00 p.m., and on Monday from noon –12:45. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 12, at 1:00, with the private burial immediately after.
Read a short bio on Sister Mary Patricia Vovk.

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  1. Mary Elizabeth Day - February 7, 2018

    Dear Sisters of Notre Dame,

    I send each of you my heartfelt and prayerful condolences for your loss of Sister Mary Patricia, S.N.D.

    May perpetual light shine upon her.


    Mary Elizabeth Day

  2. Priscilla - February 7, 2018

    I remember Sr Mary Milan. I was a postulant and she was a novice at the time. Sr was so kind and loving to the postulants.

  3. Sister Joann Gartner, OCD - February 7, 2018

    Prayers for my Sister and “brother” in Notre Dame, postulants in 1963 and graduating from Regina High School. Many fond remembrances of living together in Chardon, Ohio. God bless and swiftly bring Sister to His loving embrace.

  4. Sister Joann Gartner, OCD - February 7, 2018

    Prayers for a loving and gentle soul. My Sister be resting in His loving embrace.

  5. Judy Buzas - February 8, 2018

    We at Holy Trinity, Avon will always remember Sister as a prayerful and loving educator and leader. I send prayers to the entire community and especially Sister Jane. Although my heart is sad, I know she rests in peace in His loving care.

  6. Ruthann - February 11, 2018

    May she Rest In Peace. She was a truly beautiful person, religious and educator.

  7. Diana Gannelli Schmidt - February 11, 2018

    Sister Patricia was my principal when I began my teaching career at St.Thomas in Sheffield Lake. She was truly my favorite “boss”. My deepest sympathy to her family. She will be remembered fondly.

  8. Patrice Adamonis - February 11, 2018

    Rest In Peace Sister Patricia. You will always be remembered by your St. Peter students and families.

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