Social activist Sister Ann Keefe dead at 62

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — State leaders are mourning the loss of a beloved Rhode Island social activist.

Sister Ann Keefe died at her home in Providence, where she had been receiving Hospice care for brain cancer.

After hearing of Keefe’s passing, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza ordered all City flags lowered to half-staff in her honor.

“Sister Ann was an extraordinary woman whose humble and fierce commitment to standing with the most vulnerable and least fortunate among us had a profound and lasting impact in our City. To know Sister Ann was to understand the true power of love and humanity,” said Mayor Elorza in a statement released Sunday.

Sister Keefe worked at Saint Michael the Archangel Church in South Providence for more than 30 years, advocating for peace and social justice.

She was 62 years old.

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