Patricia D. Kennedy

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    - Douglas Miller
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    - Cathey Foelber
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    - Lucy
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Patricia D. (Heagy) Kennedy, 68, life-long resident of Westminster, MD, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Born June 13, 1946 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. Heagy and Doris (Miller) Heagy. Surviving are her high-school sweetheart and beloved husband of 45 years, Edward A. Kennedy III of Westminster; son Dr. Eric Kennedy and his wife Carol and grandchildren Elizabeth "Ellie" and Calvin, of Lewisburg, PA; and sister Minda Heagy Nardone and her husband Daniel of Westminster. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins from both the Heagy and Miller families. Pat was a 1964 graduate of Westminster High School where she met her future husband and developed deep friendships that she maintained over the course of her life. After completing a two-year program at Potomac State College and graduating with a degree in Home Economics from Shepherd College in 1968, Pat began her career as a home economics teacher, and then served as an extension agent at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service. She was well-known as the proprietor of Pat's Posies where she created dry and silk flower arrangements sold at craft shows at the Carroll County Ag Center and around the region. In her later career, she served as a fundraiser for United Way, the American Cancer Society, and for the Human Services Program of Carroll County, followed by a return to teaching at Century High School in Family and Consumer Sciences and Childhood Development. She took great joy in managing the preschool at Century High School before she retired from teaching in 2008. Pat cherished her intertwined circles of friendship including her lifelong friends from childhood and a collection of fellow Moms, along with her fellow beach-bums, ocean cruisers and vacationers, Bunko group, Westminster Homemakers and more. She shared meaningful connections with the closest, most eclectic collection of friends one could imagine! Her pride and joy was her only child, son Eric. Her dream of having a daughter -- and then becoming a grandmother -- was realized when daughter-in-law Carol was brought into the family in 2002. Her favorite pastime has been spoiling grandchildren Ellie and Calvin since 2011. Never at a loss for words or finding solutions to problems, Pat was known as an expert shopper and deal-maker. She was hardly ever without a camera to take countless snapshots. Nothing will ever take her away from her family, friends or the beach at Ocean City. She will be remembered for her zest for life and friendship with all who knew her. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 9th from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at PRITTS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. A celebration of life service to honor Pat will be held Tuesday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Internment will be private. A luncheon in her honor will follow at Saint John's Portico, 45 Monroe Street, Westminster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.



Funeral Home
Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 7, 2015