Sister Patrice Wales S.A.C. Ph.D.

September 9, 1935 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Sister Patrice Wales S.A.C. Ph.D. Obituary

Sister Patrice (Barbara) Wales S.A.C., Ph.D., a member of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters, Queen of Apostles Province, was born September 9, 1935, in Washington, DC, the daughter of the late Robert C. and Bernadette (Dyer) Wales.  Sister Patrice died Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the age of 88, at St. Mary’s Convent Infirmary in Huntington, WV

Sr. Patrice entered the Congregation of Pallottine Missionary Sisters on September 8, 1957, in Huntington, WV.  How fitting that she would return to Huntington for healthcare, and the Lord would take her peacefully to her final home.  Sr. Patrice made her First Vows on August 15, 1960, and her Final Vows on August 15, 1966, at St. Mary’s Convent Chapel, Huntington, WV

1957 Dunbarton College with her B.A. in Biology

1958 Catholic University M.S. Degree in Biology

1994 University of Maryland, Ph.D., Ed. Policy and Administration Degree

She was a subject of biographical record in The Marquis Who's Who in American Education fourth edition 1994-1995

A member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 1997 with five descendent revolutionaries, was a chapter officer at the Toaping Castle where she was a chapter officer. She was admitted to the chapter on February 8, 1997

She was elected as President of the Sisters' Senate of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC where she served two four-year terms 1998-2000,2000-2002.

She served the Pallottine Sisters in Rome for almost 12 years.

She Taught Chemistry and Biology at St. Vincent Pallotti High School while holding an administrative role as the Sponsorship Director.

Special thanks to those who to care of Sister Patrice at the St. Joseph’s Infirmary, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Josephine Saunders, Sister Stella, Sister Karen, Sister Izabella as well as the nursing staff at the hospital.

Sister Patrice will be interred at St. Mary of the Mills Church cemetery, Laurel, Md.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Sister Patrice’s Scholarship fund at St. Vincent Pallotti High School.


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Receiving of Friends
October 27, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saint Mary of the Mills Catholic Church

Funeral Liturgy
October 27, 2023

11:30 AM
Saint Mary of the Mills Catholic Church

A graveside service will follow the funeral service

St. Mary's Church Cemetery
114 St. Mary's Place
Laurel, MD 20707


Sister Patrice’s Scholarship fund at St. Vincent Pallotti High School
113 St Marys Pl, Laurel MD 20707
Tel: 1-301-725-3228


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