Sister Patricia Mary Bianco, 79, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 57 years, died of cancer in Assisi House in Aston, Delaware County, on Friday, Nov. 23.
Doris Marie Bianco was born in Baltimore, where she graduated in the early 1950s from Catholic High School. She joined the order in 1952 and professed her first vows in 1955.
Sister Patricia earned a bachelor's degree in history from Neumann University and went on to serve in elementary education and social services.
"She got great pleasure out of serving those who were poor and needed help," her colleague Sister Ann Marie Slavin said.