Patricia Ann (Pat) Wiliams, 81, of Columbiaville passed away on December 30, 2023. Pat was born to Edward and Anna (Jablonski) Mazur on February 10, 1942 in Hudson, NY. Pat may have been a small person standing only 4' 10" high but her heart was big. Having been faced with some difficult times early in life including her father's death at age 9 and a diagnosis of scoliosis and major back surgery at age 12 Pat still marched forward. Being hospitalized in a body cast for 6 months in a NYC children's hospital may have slowed her down temporarily, but it was not going to stop her! Sewing became an intricate part of Pat's life after her father's passing. She learned to sew from her grandmother in order to provide clothing for the family. Upon graduation from Ichabod Crane Central School in 1960 Pat began working as a seamstress, initially to aid in supporting the family, but later to build her own life and support her own little family. Over a 38 year span Pat became a very accomplished seamstress, a career that began with her first job at Riverside Manufacturing in Hudson, and led her to working for Sylvia's Dress Company in Hudson, Reilly's Manufacturing in Valatie and ending with Melo Company in Stuyvesant in 1998. In 1995 the scoliosis that had plagued Pat's childhood again became problematic, resulting in a need for major back surgery, but once again Pat did not allow this to stop her. After a lengthy recuperation she went back to work until 1998 when the rods placed in her back in 1995 broke requiring a more extensive back surgery and thus ending Pat's ability to work.
Do not think this stopped her though! Friendships that Pat developed during her working years remained strong and "the girls" would all get together for lunch periodically to reminisce about "the old days" and discuss all the recent news. "Mama" Pat also stayed busy caring for her family and nurturing her plants and flowers, she was well known for her green thumb. Pat spent the winter months cooking and baking, she loved to try out new recipes, especially dessert recipes! Her specialties included a cheesecake recipe known to rival Junior's Cheesecakes in NYC! Pat's talent also included handmade pierogies and cabbage rolls lovingly made for holiday gatherings. Pat also found great joy in giving to others. QVC was always playing on the kitchen TV. Pat would be baking or cooking while listening for the next bargain, and the perfect gift, much to Earl's chagrin! It was no surprise that Pat and the UPS driver(s) would become friends over the years.....
Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Earl Wiliams who she married on February 10, 1967. Pat and Earl were blessed with two children, Teresa Williams of Stockport and Christian Williams (Donna Demarest) of Columbiaville. Siblings Marcia (Kenneth) Race of Livingston, and Bernard (Peggy) Mazur of Stuyvesant survive her, as does a nephew, Ryan Mazur of Troy. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to Dr. William Murphy and Bonnie, Dr. Benjamin Wind, Tracy Considine, RN and Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for all of the wonderful care given to Patricia as she battled all of her health issues.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Pulmonary Hypertension Association 8401 Colesville Road Suite 200 Silersprings, MD 20910
Per Pat's wishes her body was cremated. Pat did not wish to have calling hours/services. Burial will be performed later this spring with a graveside service and small gathering of family and friends.
Further information is forth coming. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.
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