Patricia Ann Juskiewicz (1929 - 2014)

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Pat was born in Greenfield, MA, to Stanley and Esther E. (Lively) Juskiewicz. She attended Greenfield Public Schools and was a graduate of Greenfield High School. She moved to Boston, MA, and obtained her Registered Nursing degree. For many years, she was a nurse at Boston Children's Hospital. Some years later, she worked as a visiting nurse in Golden, CO, where on many weekends she taught her nephews how to ski and inspired them to have an active lifestyle.
Many years later, she returned to college for a degree in Physical Education and moved to Montpelier, VT, to teach skiing and PE classes, before returning to Greenfield to care for her ailing parents.
Pat is survived by her nephews - Stanley Justice of Alaska, and Dean Justice of Oregon, in addition to several grandnieces and grandnephews.
She leaves behind in Greenfield, many who have given her much joy and untold time: Erik W. Doolittle, Gerald Lively, Robert Michaud and other members of the community.
She was predeceased by her brother, Francis Juskiewicz, as well as by her nephews, Arthur and Douglas Justice.
Pat was the "go to" person in the lives of her nephews. She was known for her love of her "hometown" Greenfield, her sense of humor, love of books, keen interest in the Red Sox, love of cats and for being a staunch Democrat.
Private services and burial were conducted on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the West Branch Cemetery, Colrain, MA, with a Catholic Rite of Burial Service offered by Rev. Fr. Tony Cullen, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Shelburne Falls, MA. Gerald Lively performed an acappella rendition of the hymn "Precious Lord." Friends and family from as far away as Connecticut were in attendance.
Charitable contributions are suggested to either the Dakin Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01001 or to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls, MA, were entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at:
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Published in The Recorder on Aug. 5, 2014