Patricia Norton, SCN, 83, (formerly Sister Patrick Maria) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She died on Dec. 24, 2020, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 63 years.

Sister Pat served in educational ministries for many years, teaching primary grades at schools in Kentucky and Tennessee from 1957-1973. She was principal at Sacred Heart School in Hickman, Kentucky, and St. William School in Millington, Tennessee.

She served in pastoral ministry from 1977-1987 at St. Susanna Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts. From 1987-2011 she served as chaplain for Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Sister Pat served her SCN Community as treasurer for the province in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1973-1977.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews Patricia Fleming, Maureen McKillop, Kathleen McPhee, Mary Beth Simmons, Paul Norton, and Wayne Shepherd and survived by 13 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great nieces and nephews; and by her religious community.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, Weymouth, Massachusetts. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky, 40048.