Pat was born in Jamaica, L.I. and attended Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn and Miss Dunbar’s School of Business. While in High School she was a member of Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority. She was also selected to be a member Macy’s teenage advisory board, where she led meetings in Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel.
Before her marriage, Pat was employed as Secretary to the Eastern District Manager of the Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company.
In her spare time, Pat assists in soliciting funds for the Red Cross. Don and Pat were married in May, 1947. Their two children are Kathy, 5 1/2 years and Peggy, 2 years.