Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sister in St. Patrick's Parade Turns 100

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sister in St. Patrick's Parade Turns 100

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If Sister Joan of Arc Urban looks familiar, you must have attended this year's St. Patrick's Day parade Downtown. The oldest participant on the Catholic Sisters of Western Pennsylvania's float turned 100 years old last week.

She was born in East Hartford, Conn., on April 11, 1916. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God were only 10 years old when she joined in 1932.

Her first assignment was teaching third grade in Elizabeth, N.J. She also taught at elementary schools in Amsterdam, N.Y.; Kenosha, Wis.; and Grand Rapids, Mich. Her longest assignment was nine years at St. Valentine School in Bethel Park. She also served as an elementary principal in Kenosha and in catechetical ministry in Maspeth, N.Y.

In 1990, Sister Joan of Arc "retired" to the order's Pittsburgh motherhouse, where she worked as postal clerk and receptionist until a few years ago. …

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