Sr. Patricia
Arnold, Sister Patricia C.S.J., passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1949. Sister Patricia taught in elementary schools for 5 years and then at Bishop Conaty High School for 5 years. She then studied in Chicago where she received a doctorate in counseling psychology. She then joined the faculty at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles where she taught Psychology and later became the personnel director. From 1989 to 2009 she ministered at St. Mel's Parish in Woodland Hills where she was the coordinator of pastoral care. Sister Patricia is preceded in death by parents, Frederick and Nonie Arnold, sisters, Sr. Noreen Patricie Arnold C.S.J., Mary Ashcraft, and Carol Davison, Survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. The first Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7PM at St. Mel's, Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. The next day, November 28, 2012, Vigil Services at 430PM and Funeral Mass at 7PM both at Carondelet Center, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA . Graveside Service will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10AM in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Patricia Arnold may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. To the Family and Community of Sister Mary Frederick (Pat): I was a student of Sisters back in the mid-60’s. She was a teacher, counselor, and mentor to me. I will always remember her dedication and care to her work and to the students at the Mount. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. My prayers for you in your time of sorrow and loss.

  2. God bless the family and St. Joe’s community. What a special blessing Sr. Mary Frederick was to me while I studied at the Mount. She was my counselor, and I was blessed to have her for 3 classes. She was very instrumental in me becoming the teacher that I am today. May each of you b filled with peace.

  3. Saw in The Tidings that “Sr Patricia” passed away. She was principal at Stella Maris Academy at Mary Star of the Sea Parish in La Jolla, CA (San Diego) and I was a student of hers there. She was staunch in her service and in “principal-ing” the school. I graduated in 1976 from Stella Maris and have always remembered Sr Patricia. My condolences to her family and fellow sisters. May she rest in peace. “Sr Patricia – pray for us.”

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