Sister Pat, Rest in Peace

Sister Mary Raymond, known to us as Sister Pat, a Sister of Mercy for 75 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18.  Sister Pat’s final years were spent providing friendship, support and a prayerful presence to the parishioners of St. Michael Parish, Cranford, NJ.  Sister Raymond is fondly remembered as a person with a gentle and welcoming spirit and as a humble, prayerful religious sister who, throughout her life, cared deeply for people and reached out to help those in need.   The second child in a family of seven children born in 1922 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to William and Mary (Jameson) Alkazin, Patricia Alkazin’s otherwise happy, younger years were grayed when the economic crisis of the Great Depression crippled Atlantic City in the 1930’s.  As the income ...

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