- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed says legislation to name a post office in Providence for the late community activist Sister Ann Keefe has passed in Congress.

The legislation to honor the Roman Catholic nun known for her charitable work was sponsored by the state’s congressional delegation. The Senate on Monday passed the legislation sponsored by Reed and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. U.S. Reps. David Cicilline and Jim Langevin sponsored it in the House, where it passed it last month.

The post office at 820 Elmwood Ave. in Providence will be renamed for Keefe, who died in January at the age of 62.

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A former teacher and social worker, Keefe joined a ministry at St. Michael the Archangel church and worked for decades to improve education and health, and to help end hunger and homelessness in Rhode Island.

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