Patricia B. Wallace, 82, of Hudson, passed away November 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Born February 25, 1937, daughter of George A. Hawver and Dorothy (Crosby) Hawver of Hudson, NY, Patricia graduated from Hudson High School in 1954. Throughout her childhood she was close to her cousin, the late Janet (Hawver) Slominsky. She had two younger brothers, George “Skip” Hawver of Black River, NY and Charles “Chuck” Hawver of Hudson.
She was married to the late Vincent J. Wallace, Jr. on January 25, 1957 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hudson. Patricia held many jobs throughout her life, and began her thirty-plus-year career as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie, NY in the late 1960s. She became a Registered Physical Therapy Assistant in the 1970s, an accomplishment she was very proud of. Throughout her career in Physical Therapy she also worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson and Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont, retiring from full-time employment in 2002. She also was a waitress at Cedar Meadows Restaurant in the late 1970s. Throughout her life, Patricia resided in Hudson, Valatie, Claverack, and Greenport. She was active in the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Valatie Fire Department and the Claverack Fire Department. She enjoyed gardening and tending the flower beds in her yard. She took great joy in creating original pieces of jewelry and giving them as special gifts to her family and friends. Known for her generosity and sense of humor, she never missed a birthday or a special event, and she never missed an opportunity to tell a joke or send a funny card or gift.
She was a highly dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a loyal friend to many. Patricia is survived by her four children, Vincent G. (Ellen) Wallace of Hudson, Michael Wallace of Gorham, ME, Patricia K. Wallace of Hudson and Timothy Wallace of Williamstown, NJ. She is survived by 6 grandchildren, Robert A. Rock, Jr. of Hudson, Kayln Rock Benton (Thomas) of Windham, Patrick Wallace of Portland, OR, Lauren Wallace of Waterbury, CT, Mason Burch of Hudson and Axel Burch of Hudson, and is survived by two great grandchildren, Anastasia Renkiewicz and Parker Benton. She is also survived by her beloved dog Ernie. Patricia was predeceased by her husband Vincent J. Wallace, Jr. on October 9, 2019. Her father George A. Hawver on January 12, 1993, and her mother Dorothy (Crosby) Hawver on January 28, 2010. She loved and mourned her pets as she would any friend or family member. In that respect, she is predeceased by her dogs Teddy Bear, Sparky, Jakey and Chancey.
The Wallace Family extends a special thank you to the staff of The Community Hospice.
Services will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visitation will begin on Sunday at Noon from the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in Patricia’s name may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society. For directions or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.batesanderson.com