Patricia White Gomilla Hynes, 88 years young, of Annapolis, MD, passed away peacefully with love on October 9th, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 21st, 1932. Her mom worked in a factory and her dad was a policeman. Upon high school graduation, she joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. She was selected to model the new Dress Blue Uniforms of 1952 and appeared in the official Air Force recruitment brochure. It was here that she met her first husband, John Gomilla. They were married for 28 years and like all good Catholics, had 6 children. In 1971, she got a job as a cashier at the Bowie Ice Rink. She ended up managing the rink for many years making lifelong friends in the skating community with the Bowie Figure Skating Club. During this time, she was the first female Zamboni driver in the state and was responsible for some of the most perfect ice conditions for testing and competitions! Her next career move was landing a coveted job at Marriott Headquarters as a Senior AA to the Regional F&B Director. She enjoyed all the perks; Hotel stays and Great Food from the Marriott test kitchens all while working with some terrific people! While working for Marriott, she invited a friend's father as her date for their annual Christmas party and it turned out to be the Best date ever! This led to her 2nd marriage to Andy Hynes, who treated her like a queen! They were married for 19 years and during that time, she traveled the World and lived in a beautiful waterfront community in Annapolis, MD. It was during this time that she became a parishioner of St Mary's, volunteered in the Adoration Chapel, and was a member of LOAH. She participated in the Garden Club, which fueled her love of plants, especially her peonies. She continued her love and obsession with Boston Terriers, all named Max! She was "mom" or Miss Pat to everyone and had the biggest, most generous heart! She was an avid reader, loved her crime shows and all her Grandchildren. These last several years, she could be found enjoying these activities along with Bingo with her new friends at The Village at Bellevue in Nashville, TN. In her passing, she was reunited with two of her son's and her sister; John Michael "Mike" Gomilla; Bret Joseph Gomilla (Joni) and Josephine Blohm. She is survived by four children and her brother: Susan Snider (Michael); Cher Kennedy (d. Bill); Kevin Gomilla (d. Michelle); Gina Shea (Bill); Joseph White (Valerie): 8 Grandchildren: Eric & Stephen Snider; Justin & Darren Kreitzer; Danielle & Michael Gomilla; Ryan & Kevin Shea, and 15 Great Grandchildren! Funeral Arrangements: Viewing: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Hardesty Funeral Home 12 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021 St. John Neumann 620 Bestgate Road Annapolis, MD 21401 Service: 9:00 am – 10:00 am In lieu of Flowers, contributions to your local Animal Shelter or Rescue Shelter can be made in her memory.
Published by The Capital Gazette from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.