OCEAN RIDGE — Patrice B. Mahon, 84, died March 15 at her home in Ocean Ridge surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her husband, Neil, her sister Helen, her four children (Mary Pat, Steve, Cathie and Neil Jr.) and nine grandchildren.
The youngest of seven children, Mrs. Mahon was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Pittsburgh to Peter and Anne Flaherty.
Always happy and full of energy, she was aptly described in her high school yearbook caption, “A sunny smile always has this gay gal.”
After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Carlow College (Mount Mercy) in Pittsburgh, she moved to New York City, where she met her husband, Neil.
With their four children, the couple settled in Chappaqua, N.Y., where Mrs. Mahon made a loving home as they built a full and rich life for their family.
In addition to leading her household, she was a community leader serving on the Parish Council of St. John & St. Mary as well as councilwoman of the New Castle, N.Y., town board.
With their children grown, the couple migrated to Quechee, Vt., in 1992. In retirement they became full-time residents of Ocean Ridge, where Mrs. Mahon served her community at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church as a eucharistic minister and in her garden club.
With her sisters, Helen and Catherine, always close by, Mrs. Mahon enjoyed life traveling with her husband, playing cards with her grandchildren and golfing.
Quiet strength, ever-present glow and happy attitude defined Mrs. Mahon as she cared for the love of her life. She will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to have known and loved her.
Her family would like to thank Dr. James N. Harris for his years of compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the Mahon family requests that well-wishers make donations to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation at foundation.flcancer.com (5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240).
— Obituary submitted by the family