Congressman David Cicilline introduced a bill in House of Representatives bill Tuesday to name a South Providence post office after Sister Ann Keefe. Keefe was a community activist, who passed away last month from brain cancer.
Cicilline worked with Keefe for many years. She launched at least 22 organizations, including Providence CityArts for Youth and Providence’s Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence.
He said Keefe’s strong will, and humor, helped Rhode Islanders find comfort in difficult times. “Before she passed away, she was very ill and when we walked in the door she said, ‘you could have at least brought me a Guinness,’ which was classic Sister Anne,” said Cicilline.
He said he hopes a post office commemorated to Keefe will remind people of her work, and the obligation citizens have to continue it. Cicilline said he hopes the bill will pass through the House of Representatives in the next few months.
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