MONTPELIER - Patricia J. Pembroke passed over Oct. 31, 2013. She was 82.
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Pat was born in Montpelier April 13, 1931, the daughter of Hans Christian and Lillian Beck Jensen. Her family resided on Berlin Street. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School.
She married Howard M. Pembroke Jr. on Oct. 5, 1952. They made their home in Montpelier and had five children: Butch, Peter, Sheryl, Terri and Lori. Her husband passed in August 1970, which left Patricia to raise her five children alone. She was a devoted and loving mother and reared her children tirelessly with more love and devotion than any one woman could give.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking, music and spending time with her children and beloved grandchildren.
Later in life, she joined the Union Mutual Insurance Co. in Montpelier, until her retirement.
She is survived by her son Peter Pembroke, of Montpelier; daughter Sheryl and spouse Robert Whidden, of Hartland, Wis.; daughter Terri and spouse Douglas Hill, of East Montpelier; daughter Lori and spouse Joseph Hayes, of Middlesex.
To her five beloved grandchildren, she was known as "Nanny," Rayne and Wyatt Whidden, Mya and Natalie Hayes, and Olivia Hill. She was predeceased by her husband and firstborn son, Howard M. "Butch" Pembroke III.
She will be buried in the family lot at Berlin Corners Cemetery.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2013