Patricia Davis of Cortland, NY passed away on October 7, 2019 at UPSTATE Medical Campus, Syracuse.
Born March 13, 1941 to the late Robert E. and Barbara Beaudry Slocum. Pat graduated from St. Mary's School, class of '59 and attended Mercyhurst College before marrying the late Robert Davis. She worked for insurance brokers in Philadelphia following her move with her son Jeff to her parents' home in Berwyn, PA. Pat was a diligent caregiver for her parents until their death. While in PA she was active in Girl Scouts, Parents group for Deaf Children and activist in mainstreaming deaf children.
Upon retirement, Pat returned to Cortland, bringing her closer to her siblings and extended family in the Upstate area, and reconnecting with former classmates. She immersed herself in the community and loved it, making many friends. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and her faith was most important to her. She was a caregiver to anyone who needed help. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Mary's Alumni Association; she also volunteered at St. Mary's School and The 1890 House. One of her greatest pleasures was working on the family genealogy; she would take great pleasure in finding, a clue, often roaming cemeteries with Ann and Mary. She was a member of the Cortland Historical Society. She also hosted the Beaudry Family Reunion.
Pat is survived by her son, Jeffrey M. Davis of Baltimore, MD, siblings Mary Jane Slocum of Liverpool, NY, Robert P. (Kathleen) Slocum of Baldwinsville, NY and Barbara (George) Pennypacker of Spencer, NY, brother in law, Robert Cline, and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her sister, Susan Slocum Cline, in 2017.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Pat's friend and caregiver, Ann Dexter, for her unwavering support, especially in a time of need.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cortland, on Friday October 11, 2019 at 10:30am. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Church or Community Services Support for the Deaf, 7123 Windsor Mill Rd., Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21244.
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