Patricia Anne McFarland

Patricia Anne McFarland of Bradford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, after a short and sudden illness. She was a resident of Bradford for nearly 88 years; having been born in the same house where she resided until her death. Patty, as she was known, dearly loved Bradford, and she epitomized the strength, resolve and goodness of her hometown.
Patty was the daughter of Francis James (Mickey) McFarland, who passed away in 1961, and Stella Storey McFarland, who was reunited with her husband in 1979. She was blessed to have two siblings whom she loved more than life itself: her brother Joseph William McFarland, who passed away in 1991, and her sister, best friend and lifelong companion, Sue Diane McGuire of Bradford. Patty was also blessed by eight nieces and nephews (children of her brother Joe and beloved sister-in-law Mary Jane) whom she loved and treated as her own children; she was so proud to be known as “the twins’ godmother.” No one could ever have had a better sister, aunt or godmother than Patty McFarland!
Patty loved her many relatives from the Storey, Wagner, Kemick and Monago families, including: Marilyn Vaglia and her late husband Roger and their children, Suzanne and David; Frances Alain and her husband Michel, and their children Genevieve and AnneMarie; Michael Kemick and his late wife Joan, and their children Lori and Joseph; and many other cousins too numerous to list.
Particularly precious to Patty was her friendship with Bernice Fitzpatrick and Andrea Gonzales. The love, fellowship and joy given and provided by Bernice and Andrea will never be forgotten.
Patty graduated from St. Bernards High School, and attended St. Bernards Catholic Church. She worked many years for Bell Telephone and retired from, what later became known as the Verizon telephone company. She loved playing bridge with her sister and partner Diane (who too often gave Patty that “look” after either a poor play or a missed signal) and the many other cherished friends who made up their bridge club. Patty also loved dogs; be it Irving, Jake, Champion or Scooter, Patty loved "that little dog." Patty was an avid reader, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and picking berries on the grounds of her family home.
Arrangements for a Catholic Mass honoring Patty’s return to our Lord will be announced in the spring.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to McKean County SPCA - Animal Shelters would be greatly appreciated.
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