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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Patricia A. (Fahey) teDuits

Patricia A. (Fahey) teDuits

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Patricia Amelia (Fahey) teDuits, formerly of Acton, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019.

Born in 1936 to James and Amelia Fahey (Yonkers, NY), graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Pat began her young career with Kenyan and Eckhart Advertising Agency in New York City. After multiple years working in Manhattan and enjoying summers at the Jersey Shore, Pat settled down and married John P. teDuits (Davenport, IA) moving to Jackson Heights (NY) and later Floral Park (NY), where all three of her son’s were born. After briefly relocating to Mount Lebanon (PA), Pat and her family moved to Acton (MA), which would be “home” for the entirety of her adult life. While in Acton, Pat enjoyed a two-decade career at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish (Acton, MA).

In her retirement, Pat enjoyed participating in her weekly aerobic classes, traveling w/ her husband to St. Marten and numerous European destinations, meeting friends for lunch and dazzling on-lookers with her effortless ballroom dances with her devoted and predeceased husband John. Pat will be remembered for her contagious smile, warm personality and hearty laughs; she will be deeply missed by all.

Pat is survived by her sister, Gail L. Platt (New York, NY), son Christopher and wife Lisa teDuits (Groton, MA), son Robert teDuits and wife Nancy Roth (Charlestown, MA), son M. Craig teDuits (Norwood, MA) in addition to her eight grandchildren: Ryan, Bradley, Colin, Michael, Kristen, Andrew, John & William, and ten-year companion Peter McGarry (Westford, MA).

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to pay their respects on Friday, March 22nd from 5-8 p.m.; at the Acton Funeral Home (470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA). A funeral mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. on March 23rd at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, MA. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Massachusetts/N.H. Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 ( / 800-272-3900).
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 12:30pm
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
    89 Arlington Street
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jeffrey Archer
  • Interment

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 1:30pm
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    104 Concord Road
    Acton Center, MA 01720
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Beverly McNamara

Posted at 03:47pm
I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Pat and I both lived in N. Y. Often when we thought no one was watching, we would go out to the hallway where she worked as secretary for St. Elizabeth's of Hungary, kick up our legs and start singing "New York, New York....."One of our favorite songs. We had our dance routine down pat. If anyone was looking and we didn't see them, we had hoped they enjoyed the show. Also loved sharing meals through a small Gourmet Group that met monthly, Each couple took a turn hosting, planning the dinner and with the exception of the main entree' everyone else received a recipe in the mail to bring to the table. Always felt so blessed to be a part of Pat and John's life along with many other parishioners at St. Elizabeth's of Hungary who loved being around Pat and John. God has taken her in his arms and united her with her loving husband John. Thinking with a prayer full heart, for all of her families and friends during this time of sorrow. God Bless Beverly Thornton McNamara

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