Patricia Ann Sherburne
April 04, 1949 - March 26, 2021
PRESCOTT, AZ - March 26, 2021. Patty is predeceased by her parents, Sheila & Arnold Metcalf. She is survived by her husband, David Sherburne; son, Rob Molina; grandchildren, Ryan Molina & Katie Molina; siblings Mary Sassone & Christine (Gary Taylor) Dulen; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
Patty's funeral mass will be celebrated, Wednesday, May 19th, 10 AM at St. Pius Church, 3010 Chili Ave., followed by her Entombment in White Haven Memorial Park.
Patricia was born April 4, 1949 in Rochester, NY to Arnold Benjamin Metcalf and Sheila Patricia Metcalf.
Patty was at heart a farm girl. She grew up in Gates helping on her grandparent's farm with her siblings, Mary and Chris. She never lost that well-grounded personality. Never impressed with titles or money, Patty relished honest relationships. She always said that children and older people really related well to her.
Patty was experienced sailor who crewed sailboats over to Canada on weekends, she enjoyed singing in her contemporary church group at St Andrews, and championed fundraising efforts at Xerox to help the St. Andrews Food Cupboard. During her teenage years, she always looked forward to spending summers down on Canandaigua Lake with her family, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
As a young adult - Patty was actually photographed in an issue of Life Magazine.
Patty attended and graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associates Degree.
Patty had one son who lives in CA, Robert Allen Molina and two grandchildren - Ryan James Molina (3/6/02) and Katelyn Briann Molina.(3/25/03)
Patty loved Hawaii and enjoyed many vacations there with her husband- she especially loved Maui and Kauai and adored the Hawaiian people and their culture. Once out in Arizona, Patty looked forward to holidays - always decorating the house with new "had to have" decorations. She most enjoyed Thanksgiving with the Flanigan's down in Chandler and organizing St. Patrick's Day Luncheon with the neighborhood women.
Patty loved many activities - she was and member of many clubs and organizations at Prescott Lakes including line dancing, garden club, & book club. She also enjoyed taking early hikes around Lynx Lake trying to spot blue heron and eagles when they came back to nest in spring and fall. Patty was an avid reader and loved to keep up on political and world events.
Patty was a huge Chicago Cubs Fan who loved to go to spring training games down in Mesa each year. Patty enjoyed all kinds of music. In her teenage years, she exercised each morning to Pink Floyd, cranking up the music and drove her family crazy. She loved "pizza Fridays" and custard ice cream. She also loved really good Mexican food down in Phoenix.
Patty was a true inspiration to me and the most wonderful marriage partner I could have ever asked for. I have been touched in the last few days to learn of all the ways this magnificent women improved the lives of others just with her presence. Never impressed with status or position, what moved Patty was honest, real relationships with others. She took an active interest in other people's lives and dealt out healthy doses of encouragement, compassion, empathy, and a little tough love when needed. While we are sad at Patty's passing, I know heaven is rejoicing at her homecoming. Rest in Peace my love! ~ You're Loving Husband Dave
Occasionally in life you meet that very special person who is a privilege to call a friend. Patty was my best friend for the last 3 years. How are we going to cope without her? We have to remember all the wonderful times we had, think just how lucky and privileged we were to know her .She will always be missed, never forgotten. ~ Cherie and Wayne Savoie
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou, our cousin, our friend, no one can think of Patty without thinking of how kind, considerate and thoughtful she was. She touched the lives of so many people with her love and friendship. Patty always saw good in others and showed us how to live each day with strong faith, unending courage, and NEVER taking anything for granted. Patty was an inspiration to all of us, she handled her cancer with courage and optimism. She accepted death gracefully in her final months. We will miss her strength, her cheerful smile and passion for life. Always Love in our hearts for you. ~Your Flanigan Cousins and Families
It was when I moved to Prescott Lakes and deciding to learn how to play Chinese Mahjong is where I met dear Patty. We often played at the same table until becoming Team Members. I also had the pleasure to play Hand & Foot with her. Patty was an encourager, finding kind uplifting words making sure your time was a pleasant experience. As Patty's health diminished, I kept in contact with some of her dear friends for updates. It was when I received notice of her Heavenly transition I wrote the following: The heavens declared the homecoming of Patty Sherburne on Friday, March 26, 2021. She fought a hard and difficult fight with cancer, yet she has now received a complete and whole healing for all eternity! No more discomfort, no more striving to hang on, no pain. What man could not do for Patty, God did...made her body new! Our thoughts and our prayers are now focused on her beloved Dave and her family. The depth of sorrow and loss for them is now reality. Patty's dear and beloved friends are also being lifted up for comfort. To know Patti was to see the kindness of a saint. Not a harsh or unkind word was uttered by her, she saw good in others and shared a loving gesture to all. May all who was given the honor to be her friend rest at night because Patty is at peace. ~Sending my prayers to you all, Colleen Fulmer
Beverly and I Met Dave and Patty several years ago, and we were very lucky to become their friends over the years. Even though Patty have a lot of health issues she always was positive and never complained about her pain. She always worried about other people and how they were doing. Patty did a great job in bringing people together for events. She always put together an outing for St. Patrick's Day, I believe that was her favorite holiday. We enjoyed being with her. Beverly and I will miss Patty a lot. She will always be in our memories. There are very few people in life that you meet and have a great relationship with and she was certainly one of the best. ~ Frank & Bev Lavalle