HARDY, Patricia Rutherfurd
Patricia Rutherfurd Hardy passed away in Sierra Madre on March 6, 2013 at the age of 84. Pat was born in Los Angeles to Martha Magdalene Barrett and Robert Leslie Oliver Rutherfurd on May 16, 1928. She met her husband, Russell (Don) Hardy, to whom she was married for 49 years, while studying at the University of Southern California, where Pat proudly belonged to the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Pat and Don raised their eleven children in Sierra Madre, and were long-time parishioners of Saint Rita. After her youngest child started school, Pat worked as a librarian for the USC Medical Center and the Burbank Unified School District. Don took early retirement so he could paint and he and Pat could travel. They spent ten happy years traveling together throughout Europe and North America, often including visits to their widespread family.
In addition to Don, whom she missed terribly, Pat was predeceased by her parents and brother, Lawrence Gilbert Cook, and two sons, Robert (Jes) and Joseph (Pat). She is survived by her children Michael, Mary (Michael Corbett), Paul (Cheryl), Stephen, Eileen (Pedro Embid), Anne (Mark McCormack), Patricia (John Walters), Thomas (Anja), and William (Debbie), 19 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rita Church in Sierra Madre Monday, March 11th at 11:00 AM.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Vitas Hospice Care, members of St. Rita Parish, and especially to our generous friends who came forward during this difficult time. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena