Latham - Patricia ‘Pat’ Mary O'Brien, 73, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Millview Assisted Living after a lengthy illness. She was a beloved daughter, niece, cousin and friend with a deep history and a generous soul.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of Jane Baylis O'Brien and the late Albert J. O'Brien. She was raised in Troy and attended Troy Schools, SUNY Oneonta where she obtained her teacher certificate and earned her Master’s Degree from Russell Sage College.
Pat was a teacher in the Enlarged City School District of Troy for 33 years. She always found a 'connection' with Public School 12 and had many 'Hi Ms. O'Brien' throughout the capital district. After she retired, Pat found a charming cottage by the lake that she enjoyed for many years.
Pat was an avid bowler, loved musicals and traveling which she enjoyed alongside Fernando Gomes, her best friend and companion of 28 years. Pat was the former President of the Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary and she volunteered at the Gift Shop for several years. Her many friends always received special attention from Pat who had a special gift of remembering meaningful events and relationships that marked special moments in their lives.
Survivors in addition to her mother include her aunt, Joan Maguire; her uncle, Bruce Maguire and her cousins, Matthew, Michael, James and Mary Maguire, Alice (late Henry) Bosselman and George (Joan) Cusack Jr. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Helen and Henry Baylis and her paternal grandparents, Mary and Joseph O'Brien.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10AM at St. Ambrose Church 347 Old Loudon Road Latham with Rev. Brian Kelly, Pastor, officiating. Face covering and social distancing are required if not vaccinated.
Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Patricia Mary O'Brien to the Northeast Health Foundation for Samaritan Hospital 310 South Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.
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Northeast Health Foundation for Samaritan Hospital
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