Patricia J. HernandezFebruary 28,2013
Patricia J. HernandezPatricia J. Hernandez
ALBANY ó Patricia J. Hernandez, 81, of Tremont Drive, Albany, N.Y., passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.
Patricia was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Eleanor Larry Paul, and was raised in Vermont. She was a graduate of Syracuse University, earning a masterís degree in nursing, and began her career in Albany, N.Y., in 1979.
Patricia accepted a position with NYS Department of Health as a nursing consultant for the Bureau of Standards. Prior to that, she was director of nursing for Bennington Hospital in Vermont.
She continued to pursue her love to help people even in her 70s, working with youths in crisis at the Parsonís Child and Family Center in Albany. Patricia was the co-chair of the Albany DDSO, where she was an advocate for those with developmental disabilities. She was also a board member of Catholic Charities and an active Syracuse alumna.
Patricia is survived by her two beloved daughters, Karen and husband Eric, and Heidi; along with her two beautiful grandchildren, Jacqueline and Jonathan. She is also survived by her sister, Betsy; her brother, John; and by her nieces and nephews, Sarah, Annie, Jim and John.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, N.Y.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Rochester Cemetery in Vermont at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Disabilities Services, Families In Need Fund, 1 Park Place, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12205, in memory of Patricia.
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com.
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