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In loving memory of
Patricia Sue McCartney-Minton-O’Rourke
  • March 15, 1940
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  • October 05, 2022

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Patricia Sue McCartney-Minton-O’Rourke passed away unexpectedly on October 5, 2022, in her Ormond Beach Florida home at the age of 82. She is survived by her two sons’ (Daniel T. Minton and Ryan P. Minton), two sisters (Maureen Pitt and Sheila Tammaro), one stepsister (Cecilia Gallucci) and seven grandchildren (Alex, Matthew, Tabitha, Tara, Thomas, Ian, and Jacob). She is also survived by five children through marriage (Marilyn Milden, Shiela Minton, John Dussault, Marketa Hanslian Amzallag & Sara McDonald). Predeceased by her husband Hugh O’Rourke of Ormond Beach FL, son Eugene Minton of Rensselaer, NY, daughter Linda O’Rourke of NJ.

Patricia was born on March 15, 1940, in Syracuse NY to Daniel T. McCartney and Josephine O’Brien. In 1958 she graduated from Saint Louis high school in Staten Island, afterwards went on to graduate from Katherine Gibbs Secretary College. She spent 30 years in the secretary field, starting off joining her father (Daniel T. McCartney) working at IBM. She worked more than twenty years for the State of New York. She spent seven years working directly for Governor Mario Cuomo as his executive secretary, where she was thought highly of for her shorthand/stenography writing expertise. Due to her unique expertise, she was Governor Mario Cuomo’s “go-to” secretary for writing his speeches as Governor of New York. She was immensely proud of her public service, she was elected three times to the Troy City School District Board of Education, including one term as President.

Patricia was also an artist and singer, as a kid she would sing on the local radio show and has a large following in the paper doll community with her famous drawings after her two daughters (Marketa and Sheila). She had a kind heart, cared deeply for all animals, and especially loved the company of her cats, Lilly and Riley, and her dog Finnegan. Family will hold a life celebration in Troy NY for relatives and friends, date to be determined, to celebrate Patricia’s life and memory. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Patricia O’Rourke, to the March of Dimes.

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  1. Sondra Jean Leeds says:
    04 Nov 2022
    I will miss Pat when I talked to she always had a happy voice. She was one of the very Special people in this world.

  2. Sondra Jean Leeds lit a candle:
    04 Nov 2022
    Lit since November 4, 2022 at 11:18:45 PM

  3. Tejal says:
    14 Oct 2022
    You will always be remembered.

  4. Tejal lit a candle:
    14 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 14, 2022 at 10:50:06 PM

  5. Marge Melton says:
    11 Oct 2022
    I will miss you dear friend. Rest in Peace.

  6. Lisa Franklin lit a candle:
    11 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 11, 2022 at 10:18:46 PM

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