PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence post office has been named in honor of a local community activist who passed away earlier this year.
On Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that renames the U.S. Postal Service on Elmwood Avenue as the Sister Ann Keefe Post Office.
Sister Keefe worked at Saint Michael the Archangel Church in South Providence for more than 30 years, and co-founded dozens of community organizations across the state.
The bill was sponsored by Congressman David Cicilline.
“Over the course of her life, Sister Ann Keefe did so much to stand up for the most vulnerable Rhode Islanders. Our state is stronger today because of her dedication to serving others,” Cicilline said in a statement. “I am pleased that the House of Representatives honored her legacy today. I thank the members of the Rhode Island delegation, as well as my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, for passing this legislation in Sister Ann’s memory.”
Sister Keefe died of brain cancer in January at the age of 62.