Sister Rose Imelda Patterson, S.S.J., formerly Elizabeth Lou Patterson, died April 20 at age 88 in St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
Daughter of the late Russell and Mary Agnes Patterson, she was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Holy Name Grade School and Notre Dame Academy in Washington, D.C.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1948 and professed her final vows in August 1956.
Sister Rose ministered in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and the dioceses of Allentown, Arlington and Harrisburg.
She is the sister of the late George Patterson and sister in law of Barbara Patterson. She is survived by nieces, nephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated April 23 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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