OLEAN - Patricia J. Potter, of 636 E. State St., passed away Thursday (May 1, 2014) at Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.
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Mrs. Potter was born April 17, 1942, in Bradford, Pa., and was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ruby Scarano. On June 15, 1963, in Bradford, she married her husband of almost 51 years, Gerald H. Potter, who survives.
Mrs. Potter worked at Seneca Craftsmen in Salamanca for about eight years as a spray painter. She started working at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Olean around 1994, staying there until her retirement in 2004. Mrs. Potter and her husband lived in Salamanca from 1969 to 1993, at which time they moved to Olean. She was a drummer for more than 25 years in various bands in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Mrs. Potter played in many jamborees and benefits to help others. She enjoyed bowling, doing crafts and woodworking around the house; but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandson.
Along with her loving husband, Mrs. Potter is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth J. Marsh of Hinsdale and Marie A. (Anthony) Verolini; four grandchildren, Michael J. Potter, Misti L. Potter, Allyson Verolini and Justine M. Marsh; a great-grandson, Ethan J. Potter; a sister, Beverly O'Neil of Jarvis, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Potter was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Scarano.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc, 646 E. State St., Olean. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday (May 5, 2014). The Rev. Millard C. Cook, associate pastor of the Olean First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Mt. View Cemetery in Olean.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 3, 2014