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Brown, Patricia May 18, 1942 - November 4, 2022

Patricia E. Brown (nee Poole), 80 passed away in Calvary Hospital on Friday, November 4, 2022.  Born in The Bronx, NY, she studied nursing while raising her three children on her own. After graduating from Bronx Community College, she began working at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale. She went on to become an operating room nurse and head nurse of the kidney transplant service at Montefiore Medical Center. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude (Toulman) Poole, her sisters Gertrude Poole and Jean Gilleece, and her husband Dr. Vivian (Ian) Tellis.  She is survived by her children Veronica (Charles) Dougherty, Michael (Teresa) Brown, Kevin Brown (Bruce Vinion), her grandchildren Brian Dougherty and Michelle (Luis) Almanzar, her great grandson Noah Almanzar, and her niece Jennifer (Samuel) Ortiz.

Besides being a devoted nurse, she was an avid reader, traveller, and word game enthusiast.  Her family always came first.  She was a treasured friend to many. She will be forever loved and missed.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Calvary Hospital, 1470 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

Calling Hours:  4 to 8 pm, Monday, November 7, 2022

Mass:  10:45 am, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, St, Joseph's Church, Bronxville, NY

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    Dina and Christopher Fuselier says

    Sending love and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

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    Kevin Cote says

    Sending prayers, love and condolence to the family during this difficult time

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    Valerie Kirchmann says

    RIP my dearest friend. Love u so. You are joined with Ian for eternity

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    Angelo and Lourdes at Scalini says

    Sending our prayers and love at this difficult time.
    May she have peace and love for eternity.

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    Gloria McGonnell says

    Aunt Pat, thank you for being such a special part of our family. I have so many great memories. Your wit and humor will certainly be missed. May you finally be at peace. With love and prayers, Gloria

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    Ann Marie Vrabel says

    Thank you my friend, for mentoring me, mothering me, and lending a shoulder when needed. You were one in a million and will be missed greatly.

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    Sharon McGonnell Harper says

    No words can express how much I will miss my Aunt Pat. My deepest condolences to Ronnie. Michael, Kevin and your families as well as her many other relatives. I take comfort knowing she is already making Ian laugh and he is, again, singing to her.

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    Irv and Sharon Flamer says

    Sharon and I are deeply Saddened about Pat’s death. She was a Dear Friend , A Loving Wife to Ian and a true and devoted family Person and a Chordsmen supporter.
    We will miss her.
    Irv and Sharon Flamer

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