Patricia Burns Carr

Carr Patricia Burns Carr, 82, of Port Matilda, died surrounded by the love of her four children and husband at home Monday, August 26, 2013. Born May 17, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Lawrence and Mildred Enright Burns. On June 13, 1953 she married Dr. Richard D. Carr, M.D., who survives. Their marriage of 60 years was the center of her life. Also surviving are her four children, Breton Patrick Carr and his daughter, Sasha of Creston, California, Kitsy Carr Fisher, her husband, Tom, their three children, Lyssa and her husband, Troy and children, Caira and Bradyn; Austin and his wife, Cara; and Cassidy of Dublin, Ohio; Melissa Carr Merritt, her husband, Ken, and their two sons, Alexander and Breton of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Alison Alene Carr-Chellman, her husband, Davin, and their three children, Asher, Jules and Aila of Stormstown, Pennsylvania; one sister, Nancy Rioux of Westerville, Ohio. Patty was preceded in death by her brothers Lawrence and Dennis Burns. She loved and enjoyed her four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Throughout her life she enjoyed spending time with her extended family, cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces-family was a great gift for her. She attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was a founding member of the St. Brigid of Kildare parish in Dublin, Ohio where she helped to establish the church, the children's choir and the school. She was a Lady in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Her faith was very strong and a true foundation of her daily life. She was a graduate of St. Mary of the Springs High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Ohio State University where she was a TriDelt. She taught kindergarten and had a real love for every five-year old child-it was a magical age for her. She taught in the Columbus Public and Dublin City school systems as well as Our Lady of Bethlehem and St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic schools. She also opened an innovative computer-learning center for very young children, "Compu-Kids" and ran it as a highly successful business. Through her work, Patty Carr touched so many lives young and old and she still inspires all of us to be "Good better best, Never let 'em rest, Till the good get better and the better get best-THINK BIG!" Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday, August 27 and 10-11 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2013, at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7179 Avery Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare Church by Msgr. Hendricks at 11 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2013, luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Brigid of Kildare Church, Dublin, Ohio. Arrangements are under the care of KOCH FUNERAL HOME, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 28, 2013