Beloved mother, aunt, and friend surrounded by loved ones. Pat was born in Manhattan, New York, moving to Vermont after getting married and then on to Baltimore. Pat was a naturalist who specialized in botany and fought tirelessly for the environment. She was an excellent teacher and writer who made a lasting impression on all she met during her 30 years working for Baltimore County’s Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management. She survived her parents Edwin and Mildred Hackett as well as her best friend and sister Geraldine Chiara. She leaves behind her daughter Judy, her nieces Laurel, Justine and Jennifer, and her grand-nieces Sara Lily, Sophia Grace and Isabel. She was loving, open, fair, and always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. She was an animal lover who nursed all manner of strays, even raising a baby raccoon and a flying red squirrel before releasing them back into the environment, not to mention any number of birds and cats. She will be missed desperately and remembered well by so many for so long.
Flowers can be delivered to Maryland Presbyterian Church starting at 9:30 am for the 11:00am Memorial Service.
Memorial gifts can be made in Pat’s honor to Environmental Stewardship Action Group (ESAG) at Maryland Presbyterian Church, and the St. Joseph’s Indian School.