Cumberland Times-News

November 7, 2012


Cumberland Times-News

— BALTIMORE — Sister Patricia Ann Brinker was interred in a private ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Cumberland.

Sister Patricia Ann, of St. Mary's Parish, was a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for 66 years. She died on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at The Villa, the Community's retirement facility in Baltimore. She was 87 years old.  

A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Aug. 18, 2012, at the Villa.

Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Cumberland, Sister Patricia Ann served parishes in Pennsylvania, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado and Maryland where she was Pastoral Minister at Our Lady of Pompei Parish in Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Casper and Mary Adele (Foley) Brinker and her brothers, Dr. John G. Brinker and Dr. Raymond R. Brinker.  

Sister Patricia Ann is survived in her immediate family by her five sisters, Dr. Rita E. Brinker, of Cumberland, Mrs. Dorothy Pacella, of McMurray, Pa., Dr. Eileen Brinker-Steele, of Frostburg, Mrs. Arthur J. (Catherine) Arenholz, of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mrs. Adele Whipple, of  Beaver, Pa.; her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Helene Brinker, of Great Barrington, Mass. and Mrs. Claire Brinker, of Houston, Texas and her brother-in-law, Arthur J. Arenholz, of Albuquerque, N.M.

The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, ( has been assisting the family with arrangements.