Obituary of Patricia Burnell
Patricia A. Burnell, 81, of West Lebanon, NY passed away on August 16, 2023 after a brief illness. Born on March 17, 1942 in Great Barrington, MA, being the daughter of Natale E. and William R. Huggins.
As a child, Patricia lived in Glendale, MA, later moving to New Lebanon, NY. Patricia began her career, as a research Document Proof Reader at Sterling Winthrop, one of the early biotechnology giants in Rensselaer, NY, before the term "biotech" came in to vogue. In the 1980's, when Sterling Winthrop moved their operations to Pennsylvania, she made the move with them where she later retired. After relocating back to the New Lebanon area, Patricia started, yet, another career with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, another Biotech company in Rensselaer, NY where she also later retired from.
She was a, proud, long time, member of the Lebanon Valley Protective Association (LVPA). In her retirement she enjoyed being a member of the New Lebanon Seniors, travelling, her trips to the casino and her weekly pitch games where she met the love of her life, John Blake.
She is the beloved mother of James (Ruth) Burnell of Chatham, NY, Tina (Lawrence) Eaton of Voorheesville, NY; sister of William (Martha) Huggins, Pamela (George) Breen, the late Phyllis Hulbert and Deborah Huggins; aunt of JoAnna (Todd) Phillips; significant other of the late John Blake; grandmother of Austin (Heather) Burnell and Jessica (Craig) Fox.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Patricia’s family on August 23, 2023, from 10A.M. to 12P.M. with Reverend Brian Engel officiating a brief service beginning at 12P.M. at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau, NY. Burial will immediately follow at the Cemetery of The Evergreens; In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Patricia’s memory may be made to the LVPA in care of the funeral home.