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Patricia Knodel


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Patricia Knodel Obituary
Patricia Andrews Knodel, age 90, passed away on April 29th, 2018 at Penacook Place in Haverhill, MA. She was born to the late Elmore Andrews and Margaret Devine on September 14th, 1927. Patricia was raised in Aiken, SC and Lawrence, MA before attending Peter Bent Brigham, receiving her Nursing Degree in 1948. During her nursing career, Patricia was a head nurse at Symmes Hospital in Arlington, MA, Nursing Director at a nursing home in Waltham, MA and a dietician. Patricia received a 50 year pin as an active member of Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA. Patricia was married to David C. Knodel and they raised their three children in Lexington, MA. Patricia enjoyed quilting, reading, and swimming. She also loved tennis, playing well into her 70s. Both Patricia and her husband Dave enjoyed hosting dinner parties with friends, travelling, the beach and summers in Harvard, MA. Patricia is survived by her children Kristene A. Turco of Brooklyn, NY, David L. Knodel of Newburyport, MA and Kathleen S. Leahy of Byfield, MA and her grandchildren Rebecca, James, and Asher Leahy. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Patricia at Avita Assisted Living of Newburyport, Penacook Place in Haverhill, and Merrimack Valley Hospice during her last illness. Donations may be made in Patricias memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. A Memorial Service for Patricia will be held at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport, MA on Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 pm. Reception in the church social hall to follow. All are welcome. Arrangements are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.
Published in The Lexington Minuteman from May 1 to May 10, 2018
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