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Patricia Ann Zirkel Lund

Patricia Ann Zirkel Lund, Ed.D., RN, 72, of Williamsburg, VA, died unexpectedly at the Hospital for Extended Recovery in Norfolk, Virginia on June 24, 2020.

Dr. Lund received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Nursing from Russell Sage College, and her Ed.D. in Nursing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialty area was Parent-Child Nursing. A nurse since 1969, and a nurse educator since 1974, Dr. Lund served on the faculty of Mount Saint Mary College, the Columbia University School of Nursing, the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing-CUNY, Western Connecticut State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lund had been active in professional associations, serving in the American Nurses Association House of Delegate nine times, on the Greater New York March of Dimes Public Affairs Advocacy Committee, and chairing several national committees for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing. She authored over 16 book chapters, articles, and position statements, and delivered more than 55 professional papers at international, national and local conferences and conventions. She was active professionally until her death, maintaining her nursing license and conducting peer review for professional publications.

Dr. Lund is survived by her husband of nearly 51 years, Robert E. Lund, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA; her daughter, Anne-Marie Lund of Annandale, VA; her brother, Edward (Christine) Zirkel of Vero Beach, FL; her nieces Leslie (Graham) Wright and Julie (Christopher) Hoskins, both of Wake Forest, NC; and 7 beloved great-nieces and nephews.
Consistent with Dr. Lund's wishes, there will be no in-person memorial services. Those who knew her are invited to participate in online remembrance activities, starting at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the "Dr. Patricia Zirkel Lund Endowed Doctoral Scholarship," supporting Nursing Education doctoral students:
Checks may be sent to:
Teachers College, Columbia University
Attn: Linda Colquhoun
525 West 120th St. Box 306, New York, NY 10027.
Memo should indicate "Dr. Patricia Zirkel Lund Scholarship"

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Published in Danbury News Times on Jul. 12, 2020.
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July 19, 2020
so sorry for your loss. She was a true force of nature. Her joy was infectious as was her awesome sense of humor. She will be sorely missed by us all. I remember stories about Holly the collie so much fun
Mimi Braniff
July 17, 2020
To the Family and Friends of Dr. Patricia Lund,
I remember Dr. Lund as a strong instructor. I loved clinical with her. She had knowledge far beyond what words can explain. Dr. Lund had the ability to see the kindness in others. Dr. Lund was kind herself. I wish that the world can see some of the kindness in each other the way Dr. Lund presented to all of us even those who were less deserving of that kindness. I am so sorry for the loss of Dr. Patricia Lund. The world is a bit darker without you. Sincerely, Mary Rose Beauvais, RN, BSN
Mary Rose Beauvais
July 17, 2020
I was a student of Dr. Lunds at Western Connecticut State University, Graduating class 1997. My name is Beth Schoenmann-Ayoub. I will never forget the kindness Dr. Lund showed me many times as a student nurse. She was one of the smartest individuals I have ever had the honor to get to know. Her words of encouragement will forever echo in my heart. I can only hope that I honor her memory by passing on her kindness to others.
Beth Schoenmann-Ayoub
July 13, 2020
Dear Bob and Anne-Marie,
We wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to you, both.
We have many happy memories of Anne-Marie and Eric going back and forth to each other's homes on James Street. Eric always said:
"Mrs. Lund makes the best mac and cheese."
Sometimes it's the 'smallest' memories that endear someone to us.
Peace and Love to you both.
The Hedinger Family
The Hedinger Family
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