Brandy M Patnode-Michener, 35, passed away at her home after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Middleberry, VT on May 6, 1985. The daughter of Randy and Carol Patnode. Brandy grew up in Crown Point, New York. She graduated from St. Mary’s school in Ticonderoga then went on to graduate Crown Point Central School, and graduated from BOCES where she was valedictorian of her class in 2003. Brandy graduated Clinton Community college with an associates degree in criminal law in 2005. Participated in an apprenticeship with Ti PD, Moriah PD, and Moriah Court System.
Brandy at the age of 16 with the help of her beloved Coach Michael Kenyon, won nationals and New York State titles in powerlifting (squats, deadlifts, and benchpress) and was featured in sports illustrated for women. Brandy was a lifetime member of the Catholic communities of Crown Point and Moriah.
Brandy worked for Mountain Lake Services starting in 2005 as a Direct Support Professional. In 2013 she became a Medicaid Services Coordinator and then was promoted to Clinical Coordinator. Brandy directed the corporate guardianship program where she made it stronger and more professionalized. While working for MLS she volunteered with Moriah EMS for two years. Her passion for this critical work led her to get her certification as a New York State EMT leaving MLS in 2017. She recently advanced her certification to A-EMT level. In the five years Brandy worked for the Moriah ambulance she became the heartbeat of the squad. She took on the responsibilities making Moriah EMS what it is today. She truly felt that it was her second home and family.
Brandy is survived by her parents Randy and Carol Patnode of Crown Point, NY brother Rudy Patanode (Lauren) of Cadyville, NY. Husband James Michener, two beautiful sons Bryce Joseph, 6 and Landon James Michener, 4 of Moriah. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Brandy was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, leader and friend everywhere she went she brought peace, joy and happiness. She had a love for the people and cared deeply for them and made it her mission to help them live better more quality lives.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public calling hours, and the funeral service will be private.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moriah Ambulance squad. 628 Tarbell Hill Road, PO Box 72 Moriah Center NY 12961.
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