She was born in Raquette Lake, NY on January 4, 1915 to the late Thomas and Mildred (Cox) Callahan.
Mary attended the Raquette Lake Union School in 1931. She then enrolled in the College of New Rachelle from which she graduated in 1935 with a BA degree in education. She taught English for two years and was then married to Arthur Patrick on April 22, 1939.
Mary was a member of VFW Auxiliary and Rockport American Legion Auxilairy Post #254 . She was an avid animal activist.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Arthur Patrick in 1998; daughters, Gail Patrick and Mary L. Blythe and a son, Gary Patrick.
Surviving are sons, Larry Patrick of Kansas City, MO and Paul Patrick of Dale, IN; grandchildren, Tom Patrick, Libby Small, Gary Michael Patrick, Missy Madison, and Bill Patrick and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; dear friends, Bob and Cathy Flora of Dale, IN; and her beloved dog, Bunny.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge, NY. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.