Pat was born in 1949 in Boston MA. She spent the majority of her life there until moving to Mississippi in the early 2000’s.
She was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and of Cambridge College, ultimately earning a Masters in Social Work which she engaged in throughout her adult life. Through state agency work and positions with various nonprofit agencies in New England she helped many disadvantaged people and continued in that vein after Hurricane Katrina which she also endured - losing several pets and having her home nearly destroyed. In Mississippi, she worked to design community wellness programs and after the Hurricane, for the Katrina Relief effort in that state.
In her younger life she could be found in a VW Beetle or Bus, in the Boston area or following the Appalachian trail to see New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Her final years were spent in Vancouver, Washington.
She is survived by a daughter and was predeceased by both her parents as well as many aunts and uncles.
Pat had a lifelong love of books/reading, music, and of animals.
May she Rest In Peace.
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