A funeral Mass for Sister Patricia Ann Hauser was celebrated April 23 at Holy Family Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s provincial house in St. Louis. Sister Pat died April 19 at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County at age 81.
Born in Schell City, Missouri, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1959 and was received into the novitiate in 1960 as Sister Cecilia Frances. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mt. St. Mary College, Los Angeles, in 1964 and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983.
Sister Pat served in the nursing field for more than 46 years in California, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Missouri and Alabama. She served as a staff nurse, head nurse, nursing educator and nurse practitioner. In Missouri, she resided at Mt. Carmel Convent in St. Louis from 1975-1977 and was a staff nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City from 1977-78, a health care pastoral minister at Mansfield Parish in Mansfield from 1978-81 and a nursing educator at Avila University in Kansas City from 1984-90.
Sister Pat retired at the Village at Nazareth in 2013 and served as a volunteer. Beginning in 2016, she resided at Nazareth Living Center, carrying out her mission of prayer and presence.