Pat Talham, age 67 a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Patty was born on May 9, 1956, in Waterford to the late Red and Rose Hume. She is survived by her loving husband Bob, of nearly 50 years, their three children Dan Talham (Amanda), Erin Murphy (Kevin) and Katie Talham (Frank), nine grandchildren Taylor Vadney (Evan), Carter Talham, Robert Talham, Madailein Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Caroline Murphy, Aileen Murphy, BellaRose Talham and Raegan Talham, two great-grandchildren Eloise Vadney and Brexton Miller, siblings Timothy Hume (Annemarie), Eileen Stewart (Mike), Sheila Sweeney (Jason) and several nieces and nephews.
Patty was a graduate of Keveny Memorial Academy, where she met the love of her life. High school sweethearts Pat and Bob built a life and a company together. Pat wore many hats over the years - from answering phones in the early days of the business to office manager as the company grew, all while balancing the demands of raising three children. But of all the many hats that Pat wore over the years, her favorite was as a Mom and Grandmother. Pat was a kind, caring and generous soul who always put everyone’s needs before her own. Anyone who knew Patty referred to her as Mimmy, or Mim for short. Mim was famous for bringing sunshine to brighten anyone’s day, whether it was a home cooked meatball dinner, her famous macaroni salad, chocolate chip cookies, Irish soda bread or fresh cut lilacs. Mim loved to make people happy. She was also notorious for taking “shortcuts” in her convertible and most likely getting lost or finding a good bargain on her way.
Later in life Pat was fortunate to spend her winters in Florida and summers on Saratoga Lake. Pat and Bob always jokingly said that Pat was supposed to be born in Florida but the stork dropped her in Waterford due to an early hurricane in May 1956. The sunshine fueled Mim’s hippie heart. She has many friends in Florida and they enjoyed that it was always five o’clock somewhere on the island. They will miss Pat and her meals on wheels.
Mim was always the life of the party and hostess with the mostest. She would never miss an opportunity to catch a sunrise, sunset, Bruce Springsteen concert or a chance to be with her family and friends that she loved to pieces.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date to honor Pat’s memory. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take a moment to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy the little things in life. As Mim would always say… We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time! :)
Donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project in Pat’s memory.
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