Obituary Patricia Ann Thomas Southern Pines

THOMAS – Patricia Ann, of Southern Pines NC on 27 December in her 69th year.  Predeceased by her parents, Jack & Lucille, she is survived by her brothers Kevin (Laura), Michael, John, as well as 7 nieces and nephews Peter, Charles, Scott (Amanda), Kristine, Jennifer, Melissa, Shaun and 2 grandnephews James and Decker.  Born 19 February 1952 in Newark NJ and raised in Bernardsville NJ, graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Magna Cum Laude and Phi Omega Epsilon, and Columbia University Graduate School of Nursing before starting her distinguished career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.  Pat was staffed at Roosevelt Hospital & Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Manchester Memorial Hospital and New London Lawrence Memorial Hospital in CT and completed her career with 14 years of service at Moore County Regional First Health of the Carolinas in Pinehurst NC.  She enjoyed an active life well lived and well-loved.  Pat took pleasure in painting and various outdoor activities.  She was a dedicated equestrian specializing in Dressage, an avid cyclist, a well-practiced yogi, a fan of skiing and the beach, and was passionate about rescuing dogs.  She was an exemplary professional, engaging, warm and humorous.  She will be remembered as a uniquely wonderful woman, sister, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed.  A Memorial Service will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers the family requests any gifts of condolences to be made in her memory to any of the following: Unchaining Moore Dogs, Doctor’s Without Boarders, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, The ASPCA, Rails-To-Trails, a local Food Bank.

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Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

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