St Patricks School
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#1 Dec 27, 2009
Anybody remember or go to St Patricks School. It was on Huntington St in W. Utica?
Alumni2

New York, NY

#2 Dec 27, 2009
Yes...I went there from 1959- 1967. Actually, I went to St Joe's for 7th & 8th grades(1966/1967) due to the merger. I remember alot about that school & church.
Sue J

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#3 Dec 28, 2009
I went there from K-4th. 5th started Kernan. Had alot of nice friends there. Wish I had stayed thru 8th. But, all my friends went to Kernan.........
Don

Geneva, NY

#4 Dec 28, 2009
I went there along with two younger sisters. Lots of great memories and fun. 8th grade nun taught us how to square dance during lunch......actually ended up having a good time. Graduated in '61 from 8th grade.
curious

Utica, NY

#5 Dec 28, 2009
The church that is on Columbia St. now is St Patrick/St Joseph. There used to be a second church located diagonally across the block on Columbia St. The location is a big open parking lot now. What was the name of the church that was torn down? Was it St. Patrick's or St. Joseph's?
utica born and raised

Auburn, NY

#6 Dec 28, 2009
i went to st. patrick's school from k through 8th grade, graduated right after , the merger wih st. joseph's , but before it was torn down. in fact, my grandmother used to be housekeeper at the rectory there. great school, I remember mrs. kahler as the K teacher. still see her every sunday i church elsewhere.
Just wondering

Auburn, NY

#7 Dec 28, 2009
Alumni2 wrote:
Yes...I went there from 1959- 1967. Actually, I went to St Joe's for 7th & 8th grades(1966/1967) due to the merger. I remember alot about that school & church.
I remember in that time frame, that the CYO basketball team for St Joes was not too hot. They had a kid that used to always try to muscle his way in close to the basket and make the same shot over and over. I guess St Joseph's was a small school so they didn't have a lot of players in 7th and 8th grade. Remember the CYO event at the Stanley theater?
Barry C

United States

#8 Dec 28, 2009
We Catholics are funny people; I went to St. Joe's
from 1953 to 1959, I remember the nuns told us we shouldn't associate with the students of St. Pat's.
I had some friends there so I would sneak over during lunch, got caught a couple of times and the 12 inch ruler was administered to my knuckles.
Even the parents got into the act, with St. Pat's being an Irish Church and St. Joe's mainly German, the grown ups also tried to separate us; but us kids didn't care about nationally and got along fine...
Sue J

AOL

#9 Dec 28, 2009
I started Kdg there in 1957.Went there till '62. We didn't hafta wear uniforms then. St. Joes did.
Barry C

United States

#10 Dec 28, 2009
One more thing I remember; the kids at St. Pat's got St. Patrick's Day off but they also got St. Joseph's Day off too because they were taught by the Sister of St. Joseph and of course we also got that day off. Boy they loved to rub it in because they got two days off and we only got one...
Alumni2

New York, NY

#11 Dec 30, 2009
Barry C wrote:
One more thing I remember; the kids at St. Pat's got St. Patrick's Day off but they also got St. Joseph's Day off too because they were taught by the Sister of St. Joseph and of course we also got that day off. Boy they loved to rub it in because they got two days off and we only got one...
I remember that...we DID love to rub it in:)
Alumni2

New York, NY

#12 Dec 30, 2009
curious wrote:
The church that is on Columbia St. now is St Patrick/St Joseph. There used to be a second church located diagonally across the block on Columbia St. The location is a big open parking lot now. What was the name of the church that was torn down? Was it St. Patrick's or St. Joseph's?
The church that was torn down was St Patrick's. It was a beautiful church.
Alumni2

New York, NY

#13 Dec 30, 2009
utica born and raised wrote:
i went to st. patrick's school from k through 8th grade, graduated right after , the merger wih st. joseph's , but before it was torn down. in fact, my grandmother used to be housekeeper at the rectory there. great school, I remember mrs. kahler as the K teacher. still see her every sunday i church elsewhere.
She was a great lady.She wasn't the k teacher when I started but my brother had her. By any chance, do you remember Mrs. Albright (K) Sister Aurelia (2nd grade)Miss Leanord (3rd) Sister Antonio (7th) Sister Annunciata (8th). The 5th grade nun was really old and she used to sing alot...one song in particular comes to mind.'Stars of December". She had a horrible voice and we all cringed when she started singing LOL. I think her name was Sister Rose (something). And the crossing guards...Mrs. Ryan and a tall black woman who was the sweetest lady...can't remember her name either:(
K thru 5

Skaneateles, NY

#14 Dec 31, 2009
Had Mrs. Kahler for kindergarden, then Miss Walsh for 1st grade. In 2nd grade, Sister Cecelia took us to see The Sound of Music. 3rd grade, who can forget Miss Leonard. I think the 4th grade teacher was new to St Patrick's. I remember she played the guitar and sang. She also changed her name that year. I believe it was Sister Philip Marie, then Sister Mary Philippa, or vice versa. I think she became the 5th grade teacher also.
Barry C

United States

#15 Dec 31, 2009
In the book "Utica - Then & Now" by Joseph Bottini & James Davis there is photo of St. Patrick's Church. The book is available thru the Mid-York Library System.
Alumni2

New York, NY

#16 Dec 31, 2009
K thru 5 wrote:
Had Mrs. Kahler for kindergarden, then Miss Walsh for 1st grade. In 2nd grade, Sister Cecelia took us to see The Sound of Music. 3rd grade, who can forget Miss Leonard. I think the 4th grade teacher was new to St Patrick's. I remember she played the guitar and sang. She also changed her name that year. I believe it was Sister Philip Marie, then Sister Mary Philippa, or vice versa. I think she became the 5th grade teacher also.
Sister Cecelia and Sister Mary Phillipa....now i remember!!! Thanks for sharing, It was bothering me. Do you remember who taught 6th grade at St. Pat's right before the merger? She was a sweetheart too.
Dick

New York, NY

#17 Jan 1, 2010
The crossing guard was Mrs. Hill and my favorite teacher was St. Anthony Daniels. I see Mrs. Hill once in a great while and she remembers me. I went there k-8 and graduated in 1963 just before they closed the school. What was the name of the youg priest at that time. All the girls went crazy over him. Italian name. There should be a class reunion some day. It would be nice to have one
Just interested

Kirkville, NY

#18 Jan 1, 2010
Remember Father Lago and Father Cominksi? Father Cominski married my late husband and I at St. Pats in 1962.
Remember Mason's store on the corner of Fay St. and Columbia? How about Sure Stop Break Service, Robershon's store, Carm's Pharmacy, Ted's Market?
How about Michaline's Store. Remember Mrs. Michaline was murdered behind the store on Spring St?
How about Oink?
Alumni2

New York, NY

#19 Jan 2, 2010
Dick wrote:
The crossing guard was Mrs. Hill and my favorite teacher was St. Anthony Daniels. I see Mrs. Hill once in a great while and she remembers me. I went there k-8 and graduated in 1963 just before they closed the school. What was the name of the youg priest at that time. All the girls went crazy over him. Italian name. There should be a class reunion some day. It would be nice to have one
Father Espisito?
Ridiculous

Boston, MA

#20 Jan 2, 2010
This kind of reminiscence is an important part of the history of the Utica area. Maybe there should be a reunion with the goal not only renewing old aquaintances but also of exchanging photos and putting all of these memories together in the form of a book. It doesn't have to be just of St. Patrick & St Joseph churches, even though they sound very interesting, it could be about just that part of West Utica or the entire city for that matter.
Please keep this going. It's very interesting.

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