Obituary for Patricia A "Pat" Neary (O'Connor)
Dateline: Clifton Park, NY
Patricia A. Neary, 79, of Clifton Park, passed away suddenly from flu complications on January 16, 2018 while spending time with her family in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on January 6, 1939 in Syracuse, New York and was the daughter of Lauretta McMaster and the late Maynard O’Connor.
Most people recognized Pat as the warm, friendly face at the JCPenney in Clifton Park. She was the life of the party: her colorful language, boisterous cackle and snort were irresistible. The center of many universes, Pat was known for bringing people together. Her house was always open and everyone was welcome. And she had a festive napkin for any occasion!
Pat was unerringly generous and creative. From small, thoughtful treats to extraordinary tailored gift baskets, she made everyone in her orbit feel loved.
When she wasn’t traversing the Northway with friends on one of her famous road trips, Pat could be found curled up on the couch watching her beloved Red Sox, Crown Royal Manhattan in hand.
A devout mother, daughter, sister and nana, Pat will forever be remembered for her love of family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Neary, her daughter-in-law Laura Roan and grandchildren Tallix and Merit; her son Matthew Neary and daughter-in-law Jessica Neary; her daughter Martha Rodriguez, son-in-law G.J. Rodriguez and grandchildren Kian and Emelia. Pat is also survived by her mother, Lauretta O’Connor, sisters Beverly Neuman and Sharon O’Connor, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Terence Neary.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm and Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Rd., Ballston Lake, NY 12019.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Gerald B. H. Solomon National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Patricia A. Neary to The Children's Hospital - NICU at Albany Medical Center, c/o Albany Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 8928, Albany, NY 12208 or online at https://community.amc.edu/givenow”
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Pat’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com