Patricia Ferguson
1942 - 2020
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Patricia Ferguson
Lifelong Catholic loved family, Jewish history, opera & cooking
Patricia Ferguson, 78, of Sparta, NJ passed away on May 4th, 2020.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronnie Ferguson Sr, their two sons, Ronnie of Sparta, David of Stillwater; their daughter Laura and her husband Jim and Pat's darling Granddaughter Emma, all of Sparta, as well as Pat's brother, Michael, who lives in New York City.
Pat was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 13, 1942, and maintained a love for New York City throughout her life. Her home was in Sparta.
She and her three brothers and two sisters were raised by her mother Marie in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, which she liked to call 'Down Neck.' Pat was born into poverty and hardship and she demonstrated, at an early age, her ability to persevere in the face of adversity.
As a teenager, she assumed the role of second mother to her younger brother, Michael, and went on to marry Ronnie, establish a home in Sparta, raise a family of three children and achieve professional success in the finance industry.
She was a lifelong Catholic who loved Jewish history, opera, cooking, travelling and always her family above all else.
Her family is comforted to know that she spent her last days in her home, where her husband provided tireless love and care.
Ronnie's single-minded devotion at the time of Pat's greatest need is a testament to the strength of her character, his character and the bond that they shared.
She has joined her dearly departed mother, Marie, sisters Olla and Franny and brother, Harold.
She lives on in those that she touched as we continue to live and love.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871.

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Published in The Star-Ledger on May 17, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
My condolences to the Ferguson family during this difficult time.
Peter Koza
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