St Patricks School
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Hank

Windermere, FL

#62 Oct 26, 2013
I graduated from St. Patrick's way back in 1949 with so many memories-both good and some not-so-good. The sisters cared about us and encouraged us to make something of our selves. In the era of "spare the rod and spoil the children", sometimes they got carried away with their discipline. Fear was a great motivator. We could probably use some of that today where the students have their own attorneys and there is no discipline.
Teachers would keep us after school when we misbehaved.I peeled many bushels of potatoes in the convent for my infractions. We had one student who rode his horse to school and tied him up between the school and convent...eventually, the manure forced the nuns to have him keep the horse at home.
Some of the sisters were: Mother Aquinas, Sister James Theresa, Sister Marie Michael? Sister Agnes Loyola..Pastor was Father Lagoe..Father Sheedy was a WW II vet who saw combat: Father Lawler was there then he went to Lady of Lourdes.
Anyone from my era out there?
,
Neil

Fulton, NY

#64 Jan 4, 2014
Don wrote:
There were no uniforms at St. Patrick's School. There was no tuition also until just before they consolidated with St. Joseph's. The kids at St. Joe's had to wear uniforms - St. Pat's did not.
I graduated from St Patrick's in 1964. There certainly were uniforms, pale green shirts and dark pants, in 8th grade and I think 7th also.
Left in 1962

Utica, NY

#66 Jan 4, 2014
Neil wrote:
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I graduated from St Patrick's in 1964. There certainly were uniforms, pale green shirts and dark pants, in 8th grade and I think 7th also.
The uniforms started around then. There were NO uniforms when I went there. I left there around '62.
Christine

Gouverneur, NY

#67 Jul 25, 2014
Anyone interested in getting a reunion together? Just ran into an old school mate and it was wonderful reminiscing of our childhood!!! I am willing to get it going if I could get a little help...let me know thanks!! Attended K-8. Graduated in '74
Kiffer

Utica, NY

#69 Mar 3, 2015
Father Espaseto was the young priest and still serves in Syracuse NY
Sister

Syracuse, NY

#70 Mar 8, 2015
Neil wrote:
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I graduated from St Patrick's in 1964. There certainly were uniforms, pale green shirts and dark pants, in 8th grade and I think 7th also.
Graduated in 1963 and went there through my elementary years....no uniforms or tuition. Uniforms and tuition might have begun in 64. Enjoyed my years there.
Utica

Utica, NY

#71 Mar 8, 2015
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.
Did you end up graduating from Notre Dame,Proctor or UFA? Class of 71?
Sue

Utica, NY

#72 Mar 8, 2015
I graduated from UFA. 1970.
JMS

Bow, NH

#73 Jul 31, 2015
My sister and I attended St. Patrick's from the fall of 1955 until graduation in 1958. Don't remember nun's names but do remember Fr's Lago, Espisito and Gorman. I also remeber classmates Patty Pyne, Pete Mc Murtry, Bob Snyder, Neal Schram, Richard Sypek and good freind Ed Werner. I do vouch for good nuns and agree some were tougher than others. However, I came to understand the success I acheived as an adult had a lot to do with the nuns of St. Ptrick's and St. Mary's of NY Mills. Was a great find to come across these postings.

As you were, JMS
RA Sypek

Bonita Springs, FL

#74 Apr 4, 2016
Alumni wrote:
Anybody remember or go to St Patricks School. It was on Huntington St in W. Utica?
Yes. I lived on Court St Next door to my Uncle's sign shop. ABC Sign Co. I went to St Patricks and graduated from 8th grade in 1958. Fr Lago & Espisito, Sister Baptista like me so much she kept me in the 3rd grade for two years. Sister Emmanuel. Sister Anna
SJM

Liverpool, NY

#75 Apr 5, 2016
RA Sypek wrote:
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Yes. I lived on Court St Next door to my Uncle's sign shop. ABC Sign Co. I went to St Patricks and graduated from 8th grade in 1958. Fr Lago & Espisito, Sister Baptista like me so much she kept me in the 3rd grade for two years. Sister Emmanuel. Sister Anna
Yes and we lived 3-4 houses away from the Sypek's Across from Sunshine Dairy. Remember your family.
Tom Loughlin Jr

Tully, NY

#76 Apr 26, 2016
Alumni2 wrote:
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I remember that...we DID love to rub it in:)
You folks seem to be having a lot of fun with this. The St Joseph/St Patrick's church is celebrating its' 175th anniversary this Sunday May 1. I'm doing the photography for Catholic Sun. I hope everybody still here from both Churches will make it to the 10:30 mass..Bishop Cunningham will preside.
Tom Loughlin Jr

Tully, NY

#77 Apr 26, 2016
Hank wrote:
I graduated from St. Patrick's way back in 1949 with so many memories-both good and some not-so-good. The sisters cared about us and encouraged us to make something of our selves. In the era of "spare the rod and spoil the children", sometimes they got carried away with their discipline. Fear was a great motivator. We could probably use some of that today where the students have their own attorneys and there is no discipline.
Teachers would keep us after school when we misbehaved.I peeled many bushels of potatoes in the convent for my infractions. We had one student who rode his horse to school and tied him up between the school and convent...eventually, the manure forced the nuns to have him keep the horse at home.
Some of the sisters were: Mother Aquinas, Sister James Theresa, Sister Marie Michael? Sister Agnes Loyola..Pastor was Father Lagoe..Father Sheedy was a WW II vet who saw combat: Father Lawler was there then he went to Lady of Lourdes.
Anyone from my era out there?
,
We're building the Irish Cultural Center on the site of the old church. A lot of stops and go's on the work. I am going to try to remember your horse manure story when we do a history !!!
Jealous

Utica, NY

#78 Apr 26, 2016
Thanks to everyone who posted. I'm not Catholic, I did not live in CNY as a child and never attended either of these schools, but this is the best four pages I've ever read on topix.
POlish Jedi

Hilton Head Island, SC

#79 Aug 15, 2017
Alumni wrote:
Anybody remember or go to St Patricks School. It was on Huntington St in W. Utica?
I attended st. Patrick's from k through 8. Graduated from 8th grade in 1962. I remember Father Lago and Father Esposito. sister Anthony Daniel for 7th grade.
POlish Jedi

Hilton Head Island, SC

#80 Aug 15, 2017
Neil schram is my cousin. He lives near charlotte, Nc now.
JMS wrote:
My sister and I attended St. Patrick's from the fall of 1955 until graduation in 1958. Don't remember nun's names but do remember Fr's Lago, Espisito and Gorman. I also remeber classmates Patty Pyne, Pete Mc Murtry, Bob Snyder, Neal Schram, Richard Sypek and good freind Ed Werner. I do vouch for good nuns and agree some were tougher than others. However, I came to understand the success I acheived as an adult had a lot to do with the nuns of St. Ptrick's and St. Mary's of NY Mills. Was a great find to come across these postings.

As you were, JMS

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