Nov. 26, 1926 - Jan. 2, 2013
Patricia Bickham, 86, of Venice, FL quietly passed away on January 2, 2013; with her husband Leslie by her side.
Patricia was born November 26, 1926 in Ireland to James and Mary Munnelly. During WWII her mother moved the children to England, where Pat grew up and later met Leslie Bickham. After the war Pat then moved to New York, and Les soon followed her there. They married, eventually moved to Massachusetts where they raised their family and enjoyed many wonderful adventures, culminating in retiring in FL in 1986.
She was an avid reader and loyal patron of the local library. She loved the thrift stores and tag sales - a passion which has been passed on to her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed water views and especially enjoyed the summers in the 1000 Islands where she and Les ran a summer resort with their family.
Preceded in death by her son James Bickham of Springfield, MA. Patricia is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years Leslie Bickham, her daughters Lesley Conant, Caroline Modha, and Patricia Winkler; son in law Chris Conant, daughter in law Debbie Bickham; and grandchildren Mindy, JD, Teasha, Deanna, Devon, Elisha, and Mariah; as well as two great grand children Matthew and Brody.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date in the 1000 Islands.
Always devoted to her family, she will be dearly missed and always loved.