Patricia "Pat" McGorry, a longtime Newtown resident, died Feb. 11, 2012, at the Connecticut Hospice in Brandon after a prolonged bout with cancer. She was born October 19, 1943, to Vincent and Betty McGorry in Flushing, NY. She grew up in Rockville Centre, NY.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Burke Malone of Middlefield, and brother, Ken McGorry of Manhasset, NY. Pat was also the loving sister of the late Barbara Moosbrugger of Port Jefferson Station, NY.
Pat's career took her on a path that included work for Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York and a stint at the New York Foundling Hospital. After settling in Newtown and raising her daughter Yvonne, Pat returned to the workforce as an executive assistant including a long stay at Panolam Industries in Shelton. Pat was also a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown where she worshipped regularly.
Pat McGorry will be remembered at a wake on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, from 5 to 7 pm at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home at 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe.
A funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at St. Mary's Church at 1300 Northern Blvd. in Manhasset, NY.