Pa­tri­cia Rose Weeks Doxsey, 79, of Poughkeepsie

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Pa­tri­cia Rose Weeks Doxsey, a life­long Poughkeepsie res­i­dent, passed away Sun­day, Nov. 13, 2016, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily. She was 79.

Born on Aug. 19, 1937, to the late Peter and Made­line (Flynn) Weeks, Pa­tri­cia was a mem­ber of Poughkeepsie High School’s class of 1955. Fol­low­ing high school, she was em­ployed by New York Tele­phone Com­pany be­fore mar­ry­ing and start­ing a fam­ily.

On Oct. 27, 1956, Pa­tri­cia mar­ried her high school sweet­heart, Wil­liam I. Doxsey, at Holy Trin­ity Church. Last month, the cou­ple cel­e­brated their 60th an­niver­sary.

Pa­tri­cia loved to share the sto­ries of her child­hood — study­ing toe bal­let, spend­ing Thurs­day nights on Main Street when the stores stayed open late, and the mis­chievous and fun times she had grow­ing up in the 1950s.

She bowled in the Mardi Bob Women’s Ma­jor Hand­i­cap League and the Elks Club Sun­day Morn­ing League. She loved the the­ater, whether it was Broad­way, din­ner the­aters, lo­cal or high school, and she knew the lyrics to most ev­ery musical made.

One of her fa­vorite things to do was travel, and you could of­ten find her and her hus­band and their group of friends at one ex­otic va­ca­tion spot or an­other. Her most trea­sured va­ca­tion, how­ever was the 2005 Dis­ney Cruise she took with her whole “fam­dam­ily” — which at that time num­bered 19!

Pa­tri­cia was a proud mem­ber of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion Mah­we­nawasigh chap­ter, and in 2006 she was rec­og­nized as the “First Lady of Poughkeepsie Soft­ball” by the Poughkeepsie ASA Um­pire’s As­so­ci­a­tion. Pa­tri­cia was smart and funny with a silly sense of hu­mor and a con­ta­gious laugh. She loved play­ing board games and singing, and al­most ev­ery fam­ily gath­er­ing ended with a rous­ing ren­di­tion of “Good Night Sweet­heart.”

She was proud of her Ir­ish her­itage and with her fam­ily turned St. Pa­trick’s Day into a cel­e­bra­tion that would make her an­ces­tors proud (very proud). Pa­tri­cia loved the hol­i­days, and ev­ery Thanks­giv­ing the en­tire fam­ily would gather at her home to give thanks for one an­other and the fam­ily she and her hus­band cre­ated. Christ­mas night would also find the en­tire fam­ily gath­ered at her lov­ing home. In fact, there wasn’t any place in the world they would rather be.

Pa­tri­cia loved deeply, and of all the things she loved, she loved her fam­ily the most. She was a ded­i­cated mother who was never too busy to play with her chil­dren and she al­ways took great pride in their ac­com­plish­ments. She was a dot­ing grand­mother and great-grand­mother who loved to at­tend their school func­tions, sport­ing events, pa­rades and recitals, and was in­stru­men­tal in their care, even seeing many of them on and off the school bus.

In ad­di­tion to her de­voted hus­band Bill, Pa­tri­cia is sur­vived by three daugh­ters, Pa­tri­cia Doxsey and Buddy Rogers of Red Hook; Lynn and Lou Varuzzo of LaGrange; and Ali­son and Jim Raymo of Pleas­ant Val­ley; eight grand­chil­dren, Vaughn and Jen­nifer Hu­ber, Shan­nen and Thomas Flana­gan, Justin Rogers, Ryan Rus­sell, Bran­don Rus­sell, Ash­ley and Sean Gottschalk, and Tyler Sh­effield; and five great­grand­chil­dren, Ni­cholas Hu­ber, Bryce Flana­gan, SpencerLynn Flana­gan, Emma Levine, and Sean Ryan Gottschalk.

She is also sur­vived by a sis­ter, Anna and Pa­trick Magnarella, and nieces, neph­ews and cousins too nu­mer­ous to name.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Pa­tri­cia was pre­de­ceased by two broth­ers, Ed­ward Weeks and Alexan­der Ri­naldi; and a sis­ter, Made­line Marin.

The fam­ily would like to thank the nurs­ing staff at Vas­sar Broth­ers Hospi­tal for their lov­ing care.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603. Visi­ta­tion will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 20, 2016, and fu­neral ser­vices will be Mon­day, Nov. 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the fu­neral home.

Burial will fol­low in the fam­ily plot in St. Peter’s Ceme­tery. If you wish to send an on­line con­do­lence, please visit our web­site at www.wmg­miller­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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