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Pelham Funeral Home
Monday September 13th, 2021
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Tuesday September 14th, 2021

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Patricia Reynolds

Patricia Reynolds of Pelham Manor, NY and of New Fairfield, CT passed away on September 8th, 2021, in New Milford, CT at the age of 78.

From her early childhood through her final days, Patricia loved spending time, especially summers, on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut, and enjoyed afternoons reading along the shores of the lake or taking the grandchildren on boat rides. She was a voracious, lifelong reader and also loved gardening, ballet and opera as well as crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, travel, chats over coffee and cake, and most especially, laughing - which she did loudly and often and if you ever heard it you’d never forget it.

Pat, as she liked to be called, loved her family more than anything and was a devoted mother to her children. She was a den mother and scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America, and an active member of the Pelham PTA. She was also a dedicated volunteer at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park, a member of the Pelham Womens Club (board member), the Manor Club, and the Scarsdale Womens Club, and a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor and Our Lady of the Lake Church in New Milford, CT.

Patricia Reynolds was born in the Bronx to Emil and Constance Hofmann, and graduated from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in 1960 and from Good Counsel College in 1964. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in English from St. John’s University and became certified as an English teacher in New York State.

After college, she served as a researcher at Forbes Magazine in Greenwich Village, and helped to set up the library there. During this time, she met and married her husband, Timothy Reynolds, and they spent the early years of their marriage living on naval bases while he served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1973, they settled in Pelham Manor, where they raised their three sons: John, Michael, and Timothy.

In 1983, Patricia became a librarian assistant at Pelham Memorial High School, from which she retired in 2013. During those years, she also served as a substitute teacher, exam proctor, and tutor to many students in a variety of subjects, and she supported several student organizations including the Sock-n-Buskin drama club as treasurer.

Patricia will be remembered as a caring, loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and godmother. She will be missed by her family, former students, friends and everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her sons John, Michael (Marco Palli), and Timothy, her daughters-in-law Michelle Galanter and Angela Reynolds, and her grandchildren Natalie and Kalyan.

A celebration of Patricia’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York on Monday September 13, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church located at 575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor, NY on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery located at 101 Mill St, Putnam Valley, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Patricia Reynolds to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development, at P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087.

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Pat, I am so sad to hear of your passing. May your soul rest in eternal peace and happiness forever. You were a dear friend for all the years I've known you and I will miss you very much. Love you, Frances Mariconda

Frances Mariconda Sep 30 2021 9:20 PM

Dearest John, Michael, and Tim, I am deeply saddened by your Moms passing. She was that special, one of a kind person, with an ability to make life better for those around her. Her gift was her caring, loving nature, and the amazing way she could make
you laugh. Pat was a dear and special friend. My deepest condolences to your family.

Cheryl VanderGracht Sep 14 2021 4:43 AM

My condolences to the family. Jacob a friend of Tim.

Jacob D. Massaquoi,II Sep 13 2021 2:36 PM

Our condolences to John, Michael, Timothy and the extended Reynolds family on the death of your dear Mom and Grandma. We have fond memories of happy family gatherings which we will forever cherish. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Liam & Annie Reynolds & family , (Ireland)

Annie Reynolds Sep 13 2021 11:10 AM

My deepest sympathies to Michael,John and Timmy for the loss of a beautiful soul. Though cancer ultimately won this battle,
Pat won the war on life. She
lived her life with a great love, loyalty and a spirit of generosity to all those who were lucky enough to be in her giant circle of family, friends and students.
I pray that the holes in our hearts will be filled with all her fabulous memories and
become treasures to be shared with others.
Thanks for all the treasures. Well done my good and faithful servant you are safely home and at eternal peace. Will see you soon, I hope.

Eileen Rogers Sep 12 2021 8:44 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Josephine Reynolds. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Patricia Reynolds.

Josephine Reynolds Sep 12 2021 5:18 PM

John, Michael & Tim,Saddened to hear of the passing of your dear mom. Words fail to express our deep sorrow for your loss. We have many wonderful fond memories ,we were so fortunate to share with her.She will be missed.May she Rest In Peace. Respectfully Terence & Josephine Reynolds

Josephine reynolds Sep 12 2021 5:17 PM

Condolences to all the family. Remembering Pat fondly - so many lovely childhood holidays spent with her as a fantastic hostess. I'll always cherish those memories. With love from across the mikes - Christina (Reynolds) & family (Philip, Athena & Amaryllis)

Christina Marr (Reynolds) Sep 12 2021 3:39 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Josephine Reynolds. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Patricia Reynolds.

Josephine Reynolds Sep 12 2021 11:55 AM

We were always called "BOOKENDS" in the Library- Information Center at Pelham Memorial High School for YEARS! I was at the Math-Science-Health "end" and Pat was English-Social Studies "end" and both of Us were involved with Computers when it became INFORMATION CENTER.
We shared alot and both loved Simon and Garfunkel's "Old Friends" and "Bookends." She was so proud of her sons and loved them dearly. She was so helpful with the students. She loved reading and learning. We were both so lucky to share : Challenger in Space Disaster and 9/11. We were in Auditorium with students. Bye, Pat. Love, Sandy Irwin

Sandy Irwin Sep 12 2021 8:38 AM

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