Pat was born December 19, 1950 in Jersey City, New Jersey. After growing up there, she went on to Montclair State College where she was an art major. Pat studied art and was so inspired by it that she developed an interest in painting and photography. She would bring her camera everywhere she went. She inspired others with her creative spirit and touched many young lives. Pat held two jobs before going into teaching. She worked for the US Post Office and Block Drug, Inc for several years and made lifelong friendships. After college, she went on to be a teacher at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Bayonne. After teaching, she went back to college to finish her Bachelor’s degree at Echard University. In her lifetime, she lived in New Jersey and also spent several later years in Florida where she lived closer to her sister Michele and her family. Upon returning to New Jersey, she operated her own small business for a while and retired shortly after.
A friend of Bill’s, Pat was in sobriety for 35 years. She touched so many lives with her encouragement throughout those years and inspired others into sponsorship. She took the time to get to know you, care about you, and most of all, be there for you. Although she struggled with mental health issues at times, she was an empathetic soul, dedicated to helping others. She spent many years of her life helping those who were most in need. Most of all, Aunt Pat had a way of relating to young people in such a way that they will never forget her love and support. Aunt Pat was one of a kind and she impacted everyone she knew with her comical sense of humor, contagious smile, laughter, and most of all love.
We love and miss her very much, Always xo.
In honor of Pat, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:30 am at St. Henry’s RC Church, 82 West 29th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002
In honor of Pat’s life, please contribute to the charity of your choice in her name.
Published by Legacy Remembers on May 14, 2022.