Life Story for Patricia Lightfoot (Petrie)
Patricia Lightfoot, of Sleepy Hollow, NY and formerly of Claremont, CA died on March 6, 2017 in Westchester County, NY with her children by her side. She was 73 years old.
Born on May 6, 1943 to James and Lillian Pender Petrie in Washington D.C. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY, St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City, Scripps College in Claremont, CA and Claremont Graduate School.
On February 24, 1968, she married Dr. Paul Ryan Lightfoot. Paul predeceased his wife.
Patricia was an intrepid world traveler, and loved visiting countries with rich history and culture such as Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Myanmar and many others. She was a tireless community speaker and advocate on end of life and health care issues. She embraced ethnic and religious diversity.
Patricia is survived by her children Deborah Lightfoot, of San Francisco, and Paul Lightfoot of Briarcliff Manor, NY, and her 4 grandchildren and her siblings Regina Papa, Karen Restaino and Albert Petrie. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother James Petrie.
Contributions to aid Syrian refugees to American Refugee Committee “for the Patricia Lightfoot Memorial Fund” at tinyurl.com/hn7kr6b.
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