Ann “Nancy” Patterson, 68, of Avoca, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was born in Taylor Hospital on April 3rd, 1954 and was the daughter of the late Bernard P. Gardner and Doris C. (Hunt) Gardner.
Nancy was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She attended St. Mary’s School, Avoca and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1972.
Nancy was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She loved to spend quality time with her grandchildren every moment she had. The kindness and compassion she exemplified will live on through her loved ones. Anyone that knew Nancy knew she was a strong and courageous woman. She endured a hard battle with lupus and lung cancer for many years. Her strength and courage always persevered. Although we are deeply saddened, we can find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard P. Gardner, and Eugene J. Gardner.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas “Red” Patterson, her children, Amy, and her
husband Joseph Mihalka, of Suscon, Christopher Patterson, of Avoca, and Michael and his wife Megan Delaney Patterson, of Plains. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Sarah Catherine Mihalka, Megan Ashley Mihlaka and Maura Rose Mihalka, also Brennan and Delaney Patterson, and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Friends may call for visitation at Queen of The Apostles Church from 9am until time of the mass. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.