Obituary of Patricia Joy Tregaskis
Patricia J. Tregaskis, 87, of Altamont, NY, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021. She was the devoted wife of the late George K. Tregaskis and loving mother of David K. Tregaskis. Patricia is also survived by her brother, Paul W. Harris, of Chicago, IL, sister, Carol Avery, of Stonewall Manitoba, Canada, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Naomi Joy. Patricia was born in Brantford, Ontario, on March 10, 1933. She graduated from Brantford Collegiate Institute and Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing, and received her BSc at Nyack College, Nyack, NY, in 1959. She was employed at the Nyack Hospital and retired as shift supervisor from the Teresian House Nursing Home, Albany, NY, after 20 years of service. Patricia also served as camp nurse at various summer camps as well as the Altamont Fair nurse for several years. Patricia was a member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Guilderland, NY. She enjoyed hiking the Adirondack Mountains, touring the US and Canada on her husband’s motorcycle, and listening to classical music. She appreciated the beauty of the natural world, especially wild birds. Patricia was a talented pianist who delighted those around her when playing hymns by heart; she claimed the music was written on the walls of her memory. She was faithful to family, friends and canine pets; a helper to all who needed a nurse’s wisdom and care, and a steadfast follower of Jesus Christ. Patricia’s family would like to thank the entire staff at the Eddy Village Green Beverwyck for their compassion and care. Services will be held at a later date.