Patricia O. “Pat” Richardson, of Hornell

HORNELL-Patricia O. “Pat” Richardson, 90 formerly of 22 McDougall Ave., Hornell, died Sunday Morning (May 27, 2018) at Elderwood of Hornell Nursing Facility, surrounded by her family, where she had resided since 2016.

Born in Hornell on May 4, 1928, she was the daughter of Edward & Grace Louise (Mosher) O’Connor.

Pat grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1946). She enjoyed traveling and in her younger years resided in Hawaii, Maine, San Diego and Florida.

She had been employed as a Key Punch Operator in the bookkeeping department of the former Erie Railroad Accounting Bureau until the business closed its doors in Hornell and relocated to Scranton, PA. in the early 1960’s, Pat began working as a bookkeeper at Steuben Trust Company in Hornell, retiring in the mid 1980’s.

Pat was a fourth generation member of Christ Episcopal Church of Hornell and had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and was well known for growing HUGE TOMATOES. Pat had a deep affection for cats and owned many cats throughout her lifetime. She had one cat named Fluffy who actually lived for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William J. O’Connor and also her daughter-in-law, Paulette (Crist) Richardson.

Surviving are 2 sons, Steven Richardson of Brockport, NY and George “Joe” (Rene) Richardson of Alfred Station, NY; 5 grandchildren, Charity (Rob) Strahs, Edward (Amanda) Richardson, Jessica (Eric) Sandler, Julie (Philip) Rubin and Jill (Craig) Reeves; 6 great-grandchildren, Christian James (C.J.) Cordaro, Jared Cordaro, Jonah Richardson, Caleb Richardson, Jordan Ochs and Jenna Sandler; several nieces & nephews.

At Pat’s request there will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Pat’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

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