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FORDE, Patricia A. (Joyce) Of Needham, passed away peacefully on her 40th wedding anniversary, June 11th, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Patrick C. Forde. Mother of Tara J. Forde, Ashley F. Pohlman and her husband Michael, Ryan P. Forde and his wife Katrina. Loving Grandmother of Taylor and Peyton Pohlman. Niece of Anne Norton of Needham. Sister of Mary Dunphy of West Roxbury, Thomas Joyce of West Roxbury, Kevin Joyce of Woodlands, Texas, and Karin Raia of Punta Gorda, Florida. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Patricia grew up in Roslindale and attended St. Clare High School, before attending Boston State College, Lesley College, and Harvard University. She was a very active member of the Needham community and valued her participation with the Women's Entrepreneur Initiative, Needham Personnel Board, and Women's Club. Despite her hectic schedule, Patricia would always make time to help anyone; she was always the first to celebrate a friend's success with a sweet note or thoughtful gift or host an event. She inspired through her work ethic, and empowered others to work toward their own career aspirations. She was the epitome of class, always adorned in her pearls. Patricia lived for her kids and was profoundly proud of their character and resilience. Her happiest times were spent relaxing on Cape Cod, traveling to Ireland and playing with her grandbabies. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM on Saturday, June 16 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Bartholomew Church, Needham at 10am. Visiting hours on Friday from 4-8pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Needham. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Patrick C. Forde Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 020094, Needham, MA 02492. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781 444 0687
Published in The Boston Globe on June 13, 2018
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