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Patricia A Buchanan

Lambertville, New Jersey

1954 - 2019


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Garefino Funeral Home Inc. - Lambertville Obituary

Lambertville: Patricia Ann Buchanan, 65, passed peacefully from
this world into the arms of our heavenly Father on August 5, 2019. Patricia was born in
Trenton, NJ, on May 15, 1954, to Robert J. and Joyce M. Hayes. She lived in Lambertville her
entire life. She was a talented seamstress, an avid reader, amazing cook and an
extraordinary gardener. She loved to travel, visiting Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, Jamaica,
Bermuda, and Hawaii, some on more than one occasion. She was also a diehard Eagles
football fan and was ecstatic to witness the first Super Bowl victory. Patricia graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School in 1972 where she was the valedictorian of her class and an involved member of various clubs and athletics. She was married to Winfield on September 15, 1972. She was a Grand Matriarch of the Eastern Star of Lambertville. She began her career as a secretary in multiple Law firms and became the
secretary and bookkeeper for the self-owned construction business, Buchanan Construction Inc. Patricia was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lambertville, where she was currently an Elder, previously a Deacon and was a member on various Committees.
She was active in the Women’s Bible study and she cherished her time and experience as a
Sunday School Teacher. She also enjoyed outings with her sisters in Christ to various plays,
dinners, and the annual Women in Faith Retreat.

A dedicated and loving mother, Patricia never missed a concert, sporting event, or anything
else that her kids or grandkids were involved in. She was predeceased by her husband,
Winfield, having enjoyed 38 years of marriage before his death. She is also predeceased by
her parents. She was the devoted mother to four children, Heather L. McIntyre and her
husband, Nathan, of Easton, PA; James P. Buchanan and his husband Shakil of Hamilton, NJ; Caitlin H. Stratuik and
her husband, David, of Pennington, NJ, and Erin A. Durborow and her husband, Patrick, of
Lambertville, NJ. She is also survived by three brothers, Robert Hayes, Jr. and his wife,
Barbara, Richard Hayes, and Joseph Hayes and his wife, Kay, all of Lambertville. Patricia was
the loving grandmother to ten grandchildren: Megan, Sarah, Hannah and Ryan McIntyre,
Chase, Levi and Julia Stratuik, and Sean, Declan and Quinn Durborow, whom she called the
sunshine of her life. In addition, Pat is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts
and uncles.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Union Fire Company, 230 N Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

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So very sad to hear of Patricia's passing. She was a truly a wonderful person and I enjoyed speaking with her through Facebook messages. Sending prayers go the family. Marty

Rest In Peace Pat as you join your husband Winney in Heaven.

A bright, strong Christian woman who raised a wonderful family. She will be sorely missed by many, but her light will live on in all who knew her. She is reunited with her husband and watching over all of us. God Bless!!

My thoughts and prayers for Pat's family. Pat was a wonderful classmate and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

In loving memory of a wonderful person who loved her family with her whole heart. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. Your family is in my prayers.

So sad for your family. I know this is so hard. Continued prayers for you all during this difficult time. Wish I was there to give you hugs!

I am deeply saddened at Patricia's passing. We were SHR Class of '72 classmates and she was a very worthy verbal sparring partner in history class and a good sport. A wonderful person and I will miss her very much.

A great friend and sister in Christ. You will be missed by all , but you are at peace. Blessings to your beautiful family.