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Patricia Ann (Wright) Sherman

April 28, 1944 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Patricia Sherman Obituary



Patricia, Born April 28, 1944, passed away Softly and Peacefully at Home on July 1, 2023. Surrounded by her Loving Daughter Jenny; Beloved Husband William Earl; and Their  Beloved Cat, “Cookie”,  at their Bristol Hills log cabin home,  where she wanted to be.
She was born in Rochester, NY. the daughter of the late Charles L. Wright and Betty "Smith" Wright of Conesus Lake. Survived by her Beloved Husband William; Daughter Jennifer (Greg Lynn); Siblings Thomas C. (Bonnie) Wright of Canandaigua, Pamela J. Wright (Walter) Morris of AZ, Daniel C. (John) Wright of AZ; Brother-in- law Warren E. (Pam) Sherman, Sisters-in-law Pennie Sherman, and Kim (Tom) Sherman of NY State; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Pat cherished life and the Love of all of her loving friends and family. She was grateful for their continued support through her life and continuing throughout her final days. She was a best friend, a loving, non-judgmental, and generous wife, mother and friend who loved nature. She was a pioneer woman that could cook on an open fire without blinking an eye. She could consistently and accurately throw a tomahawk and could cut a playing card in half on a target! Patricia was very creative amongst her many hobbies, and gifted friends and family with her talents.
Patricia started her teachers aide career at Livonia High School, in Livionia, NY, where she was hired by her history teacher, Mr. Finster, several years after she had graduated high school from there. After a year and a half, she was hired at the Penn Yan Central School District. Pat,  or “Mrs. Sherman”  as lovingly known to her students and Teachers, was an icon at both Branchport and Penn Yan Elementary Schools for almost 25 years. She graced the halls, and their lives, with her beauty, her Calmness, love for the children and adults; and has continued to bless all of our lives. She lifted spirits many times without even knowing. It was Pat who often broke through a child’s hardened shell to reach their heart by listening, observing and knowing when to listen and when to share wisdom. She was also the “go-to“ for teachers who needed a hug or words of encouragement, wisdom and no-nonsense advice. Many children took works of art home that were created in the classroom under Pat’s teaching. To the eye many admired what a young child’s hands could create, but the unseen work was perhaps the most important. The art of listening, creating, and history lessons were all lovingly woven into a carefully thought out and patiently delivered lessons. These were life lessons that went beyond creating a beautiful project to serving children into adulthood. She brought glitter to our lives and to the classrooms. The children loved it, the teachers were unsure of it, and the custodians dreaded it! It covered every surface, and then some but, the projects weren’t complete without it. Pat sprinkled all of our lives with that glitter in the form of her smile, her hugs, and her understanding. Her willingness to always open her heart, a listening ear, and arms for a hug were a priceless gift that felt heaven sent. She was known by the kids and teachers as “The Glitter Lady”. Then of course was her art created at home. Whether it was a chalk drawing, paintings, sculptures, or many other creative art forms; her attention to detail seemingly captured the emotions, thoughts and motion of her subject. As one gazed at her work, it was clear that her heart, love,  soul, and lessons of life guided her hands. Pat also, often crafted beautiful cards and bookmarks from what she called her “scraps” to send for birthdays, holidays, and “Im Thinking of You” cards which always seemed to arrive at the right time! She will be sadly missed by all who loved her and all that knew her!  “Those We Love Don’t Go Away, They Fly Beside Us Everyday.”
As per Patricia’s request, there will be no Calling hours or Services. Pat’s request is, in lieu of flowers, if you would like to donate to the “Hospice” of Ontario County, “The American Heart Association” or a “Saving Lives” “Animal Shelter for Cats and Dogs.”
God Bless You All for Loving Her and her Beautiful Soul.

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