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Ann Marie Lamont Patrick died Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a brave battle with multiple myeloma. She was 72.
She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Washington and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from Catholic University.
She was a Vietnam veteran, serving two years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Honolulu at the Tripler Army Medical Center ICU, rising to the rank of captain. She retired from nursing full-time to raise her children, living in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Austin, Texas and Dallas, before retiring to Williamsburg in 2001.
Ann was a passionate gardener and talented floral designer with a gift for creating beauty at her home and for the various organizations with whom she worked, including St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas and the God’s Acre floral design business she founded.
In retirement, she returned to nursing at the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown where she worked as a diabetic counselor. She was a beloved mother to many friends and family members, more than just her own children, through her generosity, warmth and true gift of empathy. She loved Westies, travel, convertible sports cars, needlepoint, sand between her toes, movie popcorn, coral nail polish and, especially in the last few years, being “Nana” to her grandchildren.
Ann is survived by her three children, Ted Patrick and his wife, Linda, of Austin, Texas, Kate Patrick, of Dallas and Molly Epstein and her husband, Josh, of Brooklyn, New York; four grandchildren, Jake Patrick, Lauren Patrick, Evelyn Epstein and Audrey Epstein; and her sister, Mary K. Sizemore, of Williamsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Lamont, of Williamsburg and her brother, Bill.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the CCM Chapel of St. Bede’s Catholic Church, 520 Richmond Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Myeloma Center for Excellence at Weill Cornell Medical College, 428 E. 72nd Street, Suite 300, New York, NY 10021.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout of Williamsburg.
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