Was Assistant Director of Nursing at Meadowview Nursing Home
Published in the November 23, 2016 edition
NORTH READING — Patricia A. (Whitney) Ford passed away Saturday November 19, 2016 at age 81. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa, her mother and father, Agnes and Willard Whitney, her parents–in–law Violet and Robert Ford, her loving aunts and uncles Geraldine and John Kelly, Kathleen Owens, Helena and William Cass, Abbie and Sandy Simpson.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 60 years, Roy Ford; her daughter Mary Jo (Lawrence Hohl), her sons Robert, (Catherine Fuller), Thomas, (Lisa Pulaski), Daniel, (Susan Blacker), and John (Sandra Powers); also by her grandchildren Patricia, Elizabeth, John, Daniel, and Michael Hohl; Melissa Saco-Vertiz, Brian, Brendan, and Kevin Ford; Rebecca, Meaghan, and Alexander Ford; Sarah, Matthew, James, and Nathan Ford; her cousin Barbara Symonds and husband Charles; sisters–in–law Jacqueline Bleakney, Beverly Lowrey and dear friends.
Born in Boston on February 6, 1935, Pat lived in Quincy and at age 13 moved to Keene, New Hampshire where she graduated from Keene High School in 1953. Pat was a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing. She was a staff nurse, then Assistant Director of Nursing for 20 years at Meadowview Nursing Home in North Reading. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church in North Reading, having served on the Parish Council, and Holy Trinity Parish: Our Lady of Grace in Bristol, New Hampshire.
An active supporter of her children’s activities, Pat sustained friendships with people she met through Scouting and sports organizations. Pat is especially remembered for her support and presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Church in North Reading on Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Family and friends are invited to call at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Friday November 25 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Cancer Center. www.croswellfuneralhome.com