Patricia Brenda Toussaint, 75, of Danville, PA, formerly of Baltimore, MD,
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Emmanuel Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Danville, following a valiant struggle with cancer.
She was born on November 8, 1942 in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of the
late Herman and Marie Hutchins Toussaint.
Following completion of high school, Patricia entered the Sisters of Our
Lady of Sorrows in Barbados. Some years later, she left and joined family
members in Washington, D.C. where she worked as a housekeeping supervisor.
She became a citizen of the United States in 1989. Still experiencing a
call to Contemplative Religious Life, in 1994 she joined the Congregation of
Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and professed her final vows in
2002 in Philadelphia. She served primarily as a cook in her community and
was known for her kindness to each Sister. Sr. Patricia corresponded
frequently with family, friends, and persons who had requested prayers. She
enjoyed nature and particularly loved birds.
is survived by her brother Michael Toussaint and sisters Jacqueline Marie
Toussaint, Eslyn Worrel and Pauline Hadley, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews to the third generation. She is also survived by the Sisters of the
Good Shepherd working tirelessly in service and prayer around the globe.
Sr. Patricia was preceded in death by her sisters Myrna and Barbara
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be
celebrated on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Maria Hall, 190 Maria
Hall Drive, Danville, PA 17821, with Father Gerard T. Heintzelman as
celebrant. Friends and family are invited to a wake at 11:00 AM. Burial
will follow in Sisters of the Good Shepherd Cemetery, 537 Venard Road, Clark
Summit, PA 18411.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, 7654
Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, MO 63121.Arrangements are under the
direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA