Patricia Helen Burgert (1928 - 2016)

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Patricia Helen Burgert, age 88, of Rio Rancho, NM passed away October 13, 2016. Patricia was born on September 22, 1928 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, the first of nine children of Catherine and James Hollahan. She met her husband-to-be, Theodore Burgert, while he was stationed in Newfoundland with the US Air Force. Patricia moved to New York to marry Ted, and for several years resided in Queens, NY, before relocating to Old Bridge, NJ, where they raised their three sons.
Patricia was a secretary for more than 20 years at the Old Bridge Medical Group, in Old Bridge, NJ, before retiring. After retiring, Patricia and Ted moved to Beverly Hills, FL, enjoying more than 15 years living in the area. Patricia relocated to Rio Rancho, NM in 2013.
Patricia is survived by her three sons, Stephen and wife, Lynette of Rio Rancho, NM, Ted and wife, Evelyn, of Albuquerque, NM, and Kenneth and wife, Lee-Anne, and their children, Christopher, Daniel, and Kaitlyn, all of Old Bridge, NJ.
She is also survived by her three sisters, Mary Largent (Hollahan) of Sacramento, CA, Catherine Schneeberg (Hollahan) and husband, Al, of Inverness, FL, and Sheila Carew (Hollahan) of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the US and Canada.
Patricia was preceded in death by Ted, her loving husband, of more than 50 years; sister, Bernice Flynn (Hollahan); and brothers, Edward, Gerald, James Jr. and Larry.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE in Rio Rancho, NM, followed by Interment at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish – Build My Church Campaign, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Please visit our online guest book for Patricia at
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 20, 2016
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