Patricia R. Needle


Patricia Ruth Needle died Friday, June 7, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. She was 72 and resided in Hudson, MA. Patricia was born in Mattapan, MA on February 2, 1947 to Miriam and Sam Needle. She is survived by her siblings, Burgess and his partner Marcia, Matthew, Clare, David and his wife Lynne, and Aaron. In addition to her siblings, she leaves her nieces and nephews, Donna, Felicia, Deborah, Hannah, Naomi, Jason, Mike and their families, along with many cousins and wonderful friends, all of whom she loved dearly. A longtime resident of Newton,MA as well as San Francisco, where she worked for years as a caring and much-loved psychiatric nurse, Pat was known for her generosity, her love of travel and meeting new people. Nothing made Pat happier then bringing a smile or joy to anyone with whom she came in contact. She’ll be greatly missed by so many people whose lives she touched. She was a volunteer and supporter of many political and social causes. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, on  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:45 am. Shiva will be at the home of Felicia Moschella and Terri Smith following burial until 7 pm and continuing Thursday 3-7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Patty’s memory may be made to PD Active, P.O. Box 9246, Berkeley, CA 94709, a non-profit organization founded by people with Parkinson’s disease to help themselves and others cope with the disease. 


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