Patricia Trible

Patricia (Ambury) Trible

DANBURY, CT - Patricia (Ambury) Trible, also known as Pat to friends and Patty to family, passed away at home on Friday, December 7, 2012, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

A resident of Danbury for the last forty years, Patricia, was a generous and honest woman. The eldest of three children, she was born to the late Mercedes (Silvestri) and James Ambury and grew up in Beacon, NY. She liked tap dancing, swimming, and playing piano. Her life revolved around Catholic schools and St. John's church, where she played organ at funeral masses. Patricia graduated from Mount St. Mary College in 1969 with a degree in early elementary education.

That same year, she met her husband, Capt. Gary Trible, at Stewart Air Force base in Newburgh, NY and was smitten. The two were married after a short engagement and moved to Colorado Springs with the Air Force for three years. Patricia missed civilian life and her family, so she and Gary moved back to the east coast and settled ultimately in Danbury.

Patricia worked as a nursery school and fourth grade teacher and as a medical secretary, but was proudest of the years she spent as a stay-at-home mother. Patricia had three children: Karen, Timothy, and Brian, over whom she fretted even after they had grown up and moved away! She volunteered as a CCD teacher for St. Joseph's when her children were young and enjoyed attending church every Sunday. An avid birder and gardener, Patricia loved to enjoy the sites and sounds of her backyard.

Patricia is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 43 years, Gary P. Trible, her daughter, Karen Trible (Erik Westwig) of Ithaca, NY, her son, Timothy Trible of Sarasota, FL, her son, Brian Trible (Mary Jo) of Key West, FL, her three grandchildren, John, Mark, and Anna Westwig of Ithaca, her brothers, James Ambury (Carol) of Mahopac, NY and Richard Ambury (Mary Jo) of Fairfield, CT, and four dear nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Danbury, on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joachim Cemetery, Beacon, NY. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT or Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT would be appreciated.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Dec. 8, 2012