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Patricia Ann Mack entered everlasting rest on Friday, January 13th, 2023, at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.
Of Guttenberg, NJ she was born in Bishopville, SC to Robert L. Stone and Georgia Boatwright.
As a young girl, Patricia loved to sing in her school Glee Club and church choir while also spending time listening to the Supremes, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, Tammy Terrell, Gene Chandler, Solomon Burke, and many others.
Admired and respected by all that knew her, she was crowned May Day Queen of the Historic Dennis High School in Bishopville S.C. (~1961-1962)
After spending many summers in New York, she left Bishopville, SC bringing her two sisters with her and relocating to Manhattan, New York (1963). It was during one of her summer visits in NY that she was introduced to Walter R Mack by her mother in 1961. They fell in love and married thereafter in 1963. From this union came four children. She was a devoted wife and mother to her family.
During her career, she worked inspecting government military parts. She later moved into banking where she worked with credit card fraud and eventually became one of the first to educate and train customers on the use of internet banking.
Patricia led a life of love and devotion to God, her family, siblings, children and grandchildren. Her siblings say that “Pat was the epitome of what a big sister represents. It is not a coincidence that God made her the big sister to nine siblings.” As Grandma, she was at every graduation, school recital and special event for all 19 grandchildren. Also calling them on FaceTime every other Sunday to read with them from the children’s Bible. As our Mom, it goes without saying that she was the definition of what a mother should be. Making daily sacrifices for her family, imparting wisdom in each of us while holding us to a very high standard in the most loving way.
In her later years, she spent much of her time praying and serving with the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and singing in her Church choir.
Patricia is preceded in death by her grandmother Carrie Belle Taylor, father Robert L. Stone, mother Georgia Hudson, sister Sheila Lonon, brother Louis Hudson, niece Jazmin Lonon and nephew Darrell Hudson.
Patricia is survived by her devoted husband Walter Mack and their beloved children Anthony Mack (Roseann), Cassandra Mack, Diriki Mack (Jennifer) and Jamil Mack.
She will be remembered by her cherished grandchildren Arielle Hawkins (Howard), Nelson Mohammed, Tatiana Mack, Devin Mack, Jada Mack, Brandon Mack, Marcus Mack, Sean Mack, Aaliyah Mack, Jonathan Mack, David Mack, Jacob Mack, Elijah Mack, Malachi Mack, Micah Mack, Veronica Mack, Jordan Mack, Joshua Mack, Jared Mack along with her great grandchildren Elleira Hawkins and Howard Hawkins IV.
Patricia also leaves behind her dear siblings Gregory Hudson, Gerald Hudson, James Hudson (Deborah) , Myron Hudson, Gail Hudson, Wilma Lonon, Beverly Pinckney and John E. Stone and Robert L. Stone, Jr.
As well as a host of family, friends, and those she served with in Ministry.
Visitation for friends and family will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 4:00 ~ 8:00 pm.
Morning Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 8:30 ~ 9:30 am at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 am at St. Mary R.C Church, West New York, NJ.
Interment to follow mass at Pinelawn Memorial and Arboretum Farmingdale, NY.