Patricia A. Nye

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MOUNT HOLLY - Patricia Anne Nye, 70, passed away Aug. 6, 2011, at home with her family at her side after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born August 19, 1940, in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of William and Eileen Muhlbauer.

Patricia grew up in New York State, moving often as her father worked for the New York Central Railroad.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University in 1962, as a Phi Beta Kappa.

Patricia was passionate about the outdoors, sailing, skiing and bird watching. She also enjoyed the theatre and folk music. Patricia was involved with Ludlow Streetscapes, The Ludlow Garden Club, and was a board member of Forest Watch.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Nye of Ludlow, VT; her sister, Joanne Houghton and husband George of Berkshire, NY; daughter, Jennifer Leigh Taylor and husband Todd of Yarmouth Port, MA; son, William Nye and wife Amber of Mount Holly, VT; nephew, James Houghton and wife Jodi of Brooktondale, NY; and 4 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, PO Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055. Contributions in Pat's memory will support conservation of Lake Ninevah and Vermont's loons, about which she was very passionate. The Vermont Loon Recovery Project will continue its statewide efforts, honoring Pat as an exemplary and dedicated volunteer.

A "Celebration of Life" event will be held at a later date.
Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 13, 2011
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