Obituary of Nancy J. Patrick
Smethport-Nancy Jean Patrick, age 76, of Crosby, PA and Sterling, VA, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Crosby, PA.
Nancy was born in Crosby, PA to Anthony and Mary Placer on February 4, 1943. She went to high school at Smethport Area High School and graduated in 1961. After high school, Nancy and her best friend left Crosby for Washington, D.C. In Washington, Nancy met her husband, Robert (Bob) Patrick, Sr., a Navy veteran from Bristol, VA. They were happily married until his death in 1985. Nancy and Bob raised three sons: Robert Jr., Daniel (now deceased), and Steven.
Nancy was an executive at Sedgwick James Insurance Company in the early 80’s, when women executives were rare. After leaving the insurance industry, Nancy ran an in-home daycare. She was happiest surrounded by children and she loved her daycare charges like her own children. More than anything, Nancy loved to spend time with her family. She was fiercely proud of her sons and grandsons.
Nancy is survived by her son Robert and his wife Melanie; her son Steven and his wife Martina and their two sons, Eli and Noah; and her loving brothers and sisters - Jennie Songer, Annie Ferman, Katie Rumsey, Mitzi Leonard, Tony Placer and Frank Placer.
A memorial service for friends and extended family will be held at 11am Friday, March 1, in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport , officiated by Father Vincent Cieslewicz, Jr. of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Smethport. Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate Nancy’s life at the Crosby American Legion #976 from 1pm - 4pm. Nancy’s wishes for the celebration of her life were detailed in her will as follows, “…..hire a band, a clown, circus people, and generally anything else that will help people have more fun remembering me.” Nancy had a clever wit and sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Crosby American Legion #976. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.