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Patricia McGarvin

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Patricia J. McGarvin 1944 - 2012 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Patricia Jean (Springer) McGarvin, 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Robert McGarvin II, who died Dec. 30, 2009. Patricia was born on Jan. 21, 1944, in Hoosick Falls, she was the oldest daughter of Hazel (Surdam) Springer of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., and the late Roland Springer. Pat was predeceased by her son, Robert J. McGarvin III (1996); by grandson, Joshua P. O'Brien (2011), and by sister, Lucy S. Mosley (2008). Pat had worked for 15 years for Allied Signal. At the time of her death, worked part-time for Oak Mitsui. Pat was a wonderful gentle woman, with a strong heart, she loved her family above all else. She enjoyed crafting and crocheting, creating some of the most beautiful christening gowns for new babies in the family. Pat spent many hours with her brother, Roland Springer, building cradles and other fine pieces of furniture that will be cherished for generations. She enjoyed her flower beds and gardening, shopping and tag saleing. Even though Pat was a quiet, private person, she loved being with her family, seeing everyone smiling and happy. Pat is survived by her son, Roland E. O'Brien, his wife Theda, and their children, Rollie, Logan and Vanessa; son, Dennis C. O'Brien, and his daughter Alicia; daughter Pollyanna Harrington and Craig Colvin, her children Erick and Nick; daughter, Krista Dooley, and husband Tom, their children Roxanne, Kody and Patricia; two great-grandchildren, Ayden O'Brien and Alexis Mayer; siblings, Charles Springer (Alice), Roland Springer of Eagle Bridge, Robert Springer (Debbie) of Ballston Spa, Richard Springer (Marcia) of Hoosick Falls, Dorothy Dawley (Charles) of Hoosick, Gerry LaFlamme (Gary) of Bennington, Vt., Joseph Springer (Linda) of Buskirk, Sally Whittet (Steve) of Hoosick Falls; in-laws, Ray McGarvin (Kelly) Marion Stevens (Harold) of Hoosick Falls, Christine McGarvin of Louisiana, William Goodermuth (Nancy) of South Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 14, 2012
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