Fairport NY- Patricia E. Coone, age 93, died peacefully July 20, 2017, surrounded by her devoted family.
Patricia was born March 10, 1924 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Florian G. Hall and Olive E. Hall, née Stahl . She was the third born of their four children. She was educated at the Nativity School, Poughkeepsie High School and was a graduate of the S≠t. Francis School of Nursing, Class of 1945. Patricia was a Registered Nurse, practicing at St. Francis Hospital and Highland Hospital, in labor and delivery, before retirement. She continued her nursing, lovingly providing care for friends and family, as needed.
On May 25, 1947 she was married to Joseph H. Coone, Jr. of Beacon, NY at the Nativity Church, Poughkeepsie. Life long residents of Dutchess County, they made their home in Fishkill, NY. Mrs. Coone was a founding member of St. Mary’s, Fishkill; teaching Catechism, volunteering in the school and was a member of the Marian Guild. She was also active with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Dutchess County. She was a member of the St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni Association and the United States Nurse Cadet Corps Honor Roll. Patricia was an accomplished pianist, enjoyed music of all kinds, travel abroad and the outdoors; particularly swimming. She was a person of strong faith, morals and high standards. As well, she loved all children, unconditionally. Her greatest joy of all was her family life and her home.
Patricia is survived by her son, James J. (Ann L. Howland- Coone), Fairport NY, daughter, Kathleen P. (Abel Ferreira), Hyde Park, NY. Grandchildren, Caroline F. Coone, Buffalo NY, Christina M. Coone and Patrick F. Coone, Fairport, NY, Lauren P. Ferreira, Cromwell, CT, and Dr. Allison O. (Dr. Elliot D. Backer, MD), White River Junction, VT.
Also, her sisters in law, Dorothy Hall, Bartlesville, OK, and Barbara Hall, Hilton Head, SC, Rose Wilser, Tampa, Fl and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Joseph in 2001, their infant daughter Kathleen Ann, 1953 and infant son John Florian, 1954, her brothers Florian “Stacey” Hall, Donald Hall and sister, Marion Hall Suidzinski.
The family would like to thank the Nursing Care staff of 2-E, the Spiritual Care Ministers, the Activities, Resident Life, Nutrition Staffs and Melissa Pullin, NP. Patricia enjoyed life to the fullest while at the Fairport Baptist Home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Msgr. Joseph Martin at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill, NY on August 22, 2017 at 11:30. Burial will follow in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Memorial services were also held July 22 at the Fairport Baptist Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jennifer Streeter.
Those wishing to remember Patricia in a special way may make a memorial donation in her name to the Fairport Baptist Home, Music Program, 4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport, NY. 14450.