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PATRICIA KENDALL "PATSY" SHOTWELL


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
PATRICIA KENDALL "PATSY" SHOTWELL Obituary
SHOTWELL, Patricia "Patsy" Kendall Of Weston. Born in 1927 in New York City, she was adopted by William Morgan Kendall and Harriet Anne Parsons Kendall of Buffalo, New York. Patsy graduated from Buffalo Seminary in 1945 and matriculated at Cornell University, where she served as editor of The Cornell Sun and earned her bachelor's degree in 1949. In 1948, she married Stuart McIlvaine Shotwell and in 1954 the couple settled in Weston. Patsy later earned a degree in communications at Simmons College, leading to a position as the manager of the Brook School Apartments, Weston's elderly housing facility. Long active in the League of Women Voters, Patsy was to find a true home for her commitment to spirituality and social justice as a Quaker. While a member of Wellesley Friends Meeting, Patsy served as Clerk of that Meeting and of the Permanent Board of New England Yearly Meeting for many years. Post retirement, she worked with the Friends of the Weston Council on Aging, as an Election Warden, and even for a time in the Weston Town Office. Patsy died peacefully on July 27, 2018. To the end, she expressed her love and appreciation for her many dear friends who kept her company in her last years. Patsy is survived by Stuart M. Shotwell, by her children, Judith Shotwell (Thom Fortson), Jennifer (Jenny) Shotwell, Deborah Shotwell, Peter Shotwell (Mary Dunn), Mary Shotwell, William (Will) Shotwell, and Tricia Concannon (James Concannon); by nephew David McBride and nieces Tracy McBride and Leigh McBride; by grandchildren Oona Hoffman (Kevin) and Seamus Concannon; by step-granddaughter Marah Snoeyink (Craig); and by step great-grandchildren Jacob and Kayla Snoeyink. A memorial gathering will be held for Patsy at the Weston Town Hall, at 2:00 pm on October 20, 2018. The family suggests that, in lieu of sending flowers, those who miss her might brighten someone's day with an unexpected act of kindness and/or make a contribution to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence, the Weston Council on Aging, WGBH, or the League of Women Voters. For online guestbook, gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100
Published in The Boston Globe from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12, 2018
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