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Patricia Q. Garrity, 74, of St. Simons Island, Ga., entered peacefully into eternal rest with her family by her side.

Patricia was born Aug. 29, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Michael Quinlan and the late Dorothy Jones Quinlan. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Garrity; and a sister, Theresa Quinlan.

Patricia graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Hunter College in New York. She later obtained her respiratory therapist degree from North Virginia Community College and enjoyed her career of helping others. She was presently attending Kennesaw State University majoring in fine arts. Patricia was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Acworth, Ga. Since she and her husband moved to the island, she had been attending St. William Catholic Church.

Left to cherish Patricia’s memories are her husband, Thomas F. Garrity; two sons, Chris Garrity (Vanessa) of Acworth, Ga., and Scott Garrity (Christy) of Ashburn, Va.; five wonderful grandchildren, London Garrity (Megan), Christian Garrity, Aislinn Garrity, Sierra Garrity and Kael Garrity; one precious great-grandchild, Auriella Rose Garrity; a sister, Dorothy McDonnell (Joe) of New Jersey; and a loving cousin, Darajean Dunne of New York. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Patricia was an accomplished artist in media oil, water coloring, pastel and calligraphy painting. She was also an avid golfer. She loved playing bridge, photography and traveling. She experienced the pleasure of visiting multiple countries, especially in the European nations. She also loved to spend time with her family and friends. Patricia will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Ga.

A funeral Mass, to honor Patricia’s life, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at St. William Catholic Church with Father Joey Buencamino officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to St. William Catholic Church, 2300 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com.

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