Patricia Carolyn Artope (Boggs) entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 20, 2022, she was 78 years of age.
Patricia Carolyn Artope (Boggs) was born in Liberty, South Carolina on July 17th, 1943 to Jean Boggs (Goldsmith) and Calvin Boggs.
Patsy as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was one of the kindest, loving, and compassionate people you will ever know. She was selfless and always cared about the well-being of others sometimes even before her own. So it is no surprise that Patsy dedicated her life to helping others as a Registered Nurse. She received her Nursing Degree at Long Island University and a Masters's Degree at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.
Before moving to Peekskill, Patsy lived in the Bronx for many years and raised her two children Westley Barrington and Martha Wendy there. Besides leading a stellar nursing career that spanned more than 40 years and included teaching and training other nurses in various programs, Patsy found time to volunteer her time to many organizations. She was a dedicated and active member of The National Council of Negro Women, Girl Scouts and the YMCA & the NAACP.
In her retirement, she became a member of the Peekskill Senior Club. The Peekskill Senior Center offers social, recreational, instructional, and civic programs. She enjoyed being in the company of other active seniors like herself and enjoyed participating in all of the activities. Wherever she went she left an indelible mark on everyone around her.
Patsy never made a fuss about herself. She was quiet, incredibly classy, and reserved. A little-known fact is that she was an avid writer and historian. She was fascinated with genealogy and enjoyed helping people trace their family history.
Gone too soon but Heaven has gained another angel. Patsy entered Eternal Rest on January 20, 2022, at the age of 78. Patsy leaves a legacy of love and compassion and her memory will live on for eternity. She leaves to mourn a large loving family and a community of friends, colleagues and neighbors. Patsy is survived by her mother and best friend Jean Boggs Goldsmith, her ex-husband and friend William Artope, her beloved children Westley Artope and Wendy Artope, her greatest joy her grandchildren: Jonathan, Charlie, Jordan Artope, Chanse Artope and Maryana as well as great-grandchildren Naleiyah and Isabella. Patsy is also survived by her two nieces Calli Johnson and January Johnson, cousins: Renee Hill, Lydia Rose, Angela Outlaw, Carolyn Wesley, Christopher Boggs, Carolyn Swan, Judy Austin, Kirby Cheeks, and Aunt Lousie.
Patsy had an extended family in Esplanade Gardens where her mom resides many of who were like an Aunt to her. She was loved and embraced everywhere she went. Her presence and weekly visits will truly be missed by Bette White, Norma Campbell, Evonne Quallis, Inez Brooks and Maggie Jenkins as well as Mr. and Mrs Rhodes who she knew all of her life. She was adored by her mother’s god-daughter Karen Booker, close family member Pamela McClinton and leaves a void that can’t be filled.
Patsy is predeceased by her father Calvin Boggs, step-father Douglas Goldsmith, sister Antoinette Johnson, aunt Emily Cheeks, and daughter-in-law Clara Montague Esq.
Visitation will be held at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill NY 10566, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Home Going Chapel Service will be held at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill NY 10566, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm.
Entombment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery, 289 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
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