Patricia Jefferson 78, of Walton, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, friend,...she was, and is, so much more to so many people. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Peppe, and they were together for over 30 years.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1941 in Rockaway Beach. Patricia (Pat) was an extremely hard working, strong woman who always had faith in God. She worked as a flight attendant trainer, and was later a bakery manager for Pathmark stores.
Pat was the matriarch of her family. She brought everyone together, and welcomed anyone into her heart and home. After raising her three children, she also raised three grandchildren. She was a selfless person who loved and cared for everyone before herself, always. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family, celebrating and decorating for the holidays, cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, painting, singing, and dancing. She loved living in the country. She loved playing with her grandchildren, and making them giggle. She always went to her grandchildren’s sports events, plays, and recitals. She also had an amazing sense of humor and loved to laugh. Pat’s beautiful heart and kind soul touched many people. She was always there to help those who needed it. There never was, and never will be anyone else like her. Words cannot express how much she was loved, and how much she will be missed.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Angelo Peppe; her sons, Kevin Mcnulty of Walton, and Joseph (Wendy) Jefferson Sr. of Walton; her grandchildren, Patty Davila (Eric) Jones of Trout Creek, Christine (Matthew) Lucier of Glenville, Jessica Jefferson of Walton, Jennifer Jefferson of Dunedin, Fla., and Joseph Jefferson Jr. of Morris; her sisters, Barbara Normandeau of Hampton, Va., and MaryEllen Mazzeo of Inwood; great-grandchildren, Kora Young, Elijah Jones, Walter Jones, Lillian Lucier, Logan Bolster, Savannah Bolster, Lacie Bolster, Joseph Bolster, Dominick Bolster, Sophia Jefferson, Zane Jefferson, and Rose Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pat is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Boyd; her father, John Murray; her first husband, John Jefferson; her daughter, Beth Jefferson; her brothers Anthony Jensen and Edward Boyd; her sister, Philomena Culligan; and her grandson, Dean Martin.
There will be private services for Pat with only immediate family in attendance. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced for all friends and family.
Contributions in honor of Pat can be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Jefferson family.