Patricia Stevens, spouse of Jess Nadelman, mother of Sara and David, mother-in-law of Aracy and sister to Steve Sepaniak, Laura Valentine, Margaret Szczepaniak, Irene Kapsaskis, Jodie Crook, and Kate Vallee and spouse of Jess, died on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.
Pat will be remembered as the most generous and kind person those people who had the opportunity to cross her path ever knew. She wanted to be in show business from the age of 4 and worked as an actress and dancer on and off Broadway, in films and on television. Her true talent and genius both on and off stage was making people at ease through laughter. During the latter stages of her career, Pat found a calling in teaching acting and directing. She was particularly proud of her work with elementary and secondary education teachers, integrating art into the regular curriculum including science and history.
In the end Pat often said that her greatest achievement and joy were her children, Sara and David. Because of who she was and what she taught by example, Sara and David are strong, caring, and intellectually curious individuals who have found their niche in service to others.
Pat's family would like to thank the professional and kind caregivers at the UMass Levine Cancer Center, the UMass hospice team and the many people who have offered their help and prayers. We ask that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden is assisting the family with private arrangements.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette on May 28, 2010.