Patricia McCabe "Patsy" REYNOLDS

REYNOLDS, Patricia "Patsy" McCabe, 82, passed away in her home of 51 years on Friday, November 23, 2012. Her home was full of family home for Thanksgiving the day before. She had lived with Parkinson's disease for 16 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Gelling Reynolds, Jr.; and her parents, Cornelius P. and Effie Mary (Bowman) McCabe; her sister, Effie Finora; brother, Richard McCabe; grand daughter, Danielle Cole; and uncle, Abbot Marion Bowman, O.S.B. She is survived by her 6 daughters, Laura Cooper of Tampa, FL, Debbie Hager of St. Louis, MO and Boca Grande, FL, Cornelia Reynolds of San Antonio, FL, Dana Reynolds of Del Mar, CA, Beth Reynolds-Tillack of San Antonio, FL, Kim Beckwith of Tampa, FL; and son-in-laws, Robin Cooper, Arch Hager, Steve Tillack, and Chris Beckwith. Patricia leaves behind 11 grandchildren, April, Josh, Hannah, Abby, Rebekah, John, Megan, Sarah, Douglas, Cameron, and Effie; 2 step grandchildren, Laura and Amanda; 4 great grandchildren, Huntleigh, Lucy, Polly, and Morgan; 2 step great grandchildren, Cooper and Colt; as well as her beloved siblings and their spouses, Nancy Counihan, Mac and BJ McCabe, Eileen and Ronald Watson and George Finora; plus many dear nieces and nephews. Patricia was born in San Antonio, Florida, where she lived with her 2 brothers and 3 sisters, parents, grandparents, and dear helper, Roberta White. She had a special childhood amongst the orange groves and cattle pastures of her father's business, Lake Kersey Groves. She attended Holy Name Academy, in St. Leo, FL, and St. Mary of the Woods in Terra Haute, Indiana. She began work with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, GA as a radio operator. It was there that she met her husband-to-be, Dan, who was an air traffic controller for Delta. They began their family there in Atlanta, then Birmingham, AL and then moved back to San Antonio, FL to build their home on the shores of Lake Kersey, with parents and siblings nearby. Patricia built a wonderful life there for her family, filled with dear friends, and many community activities. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the church choir, the Catholic Women's Club, the Red Hat Society, and a charter member of the Founder's Garden Club. Bridge, Supper Club, and Sister's Lunch rounded out her social schedule. She decorated her home for every holiday, baked cherry pie for church events, manned booths at the Rattlesnake Festival, sewed costumes for her girls for Halloween festivals in the town park, chaired events for St. Anthony School, hosted McCabe Family reunions in her backyard, scavenger hunts at The Beach House, and so, so much more. The family would like to thank the amazing ladies who cared for Patricia as her Parkinson's progressed, Petra Zamora, Tammy Furletti, Mary Fischer, Debbie Allen, and Lois Trowell. Words cannot fully express the gratitude we have for them for the tender care they gave to our sweet mother. They nurtured her kind heart, her appetite for sweets, and her sense of humor. Because of them, Patricia was able to stay in the comfort of her own home for years, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be on Monday, November 26th from 4:00-6:00 at St. Anthony Church, with the rosary beginning at 6:00. A funeral mass will be on Tuesday, November 27th at 10:00. Friends are welcome afterwards at the Church Parish Center for lunch. Family and friends will continue to the Garden of Memories Cemetery for burial afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church.


Published in TBO.com on Nov. 26, 2012