Patricia Ann (Vosburg) Lemza passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side into the loving arms of the Lord and the Virgin Mary on March 21, 2021. Born January 5, 1937, Pat was predeceased by her parents, Kimpton and Helen (Gildea) Vosburg. Pat graduated from Ticonderoga High School and Becker Junior College and worked as a switchboard operator before getting married to Nick Lemza on May 29, 1958. Together they raised a family of four loving children, who then became her priority. Once her children were older, she worked for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and then International Paper for 14 years. Pat is survived by her loving husband of nearly 63 years, Stanley (Nick) Lemza, and her children; Pam (Jake) Putnam of Crown Point, Jan (John) Reilly of North Greenbush, Michael (Colleen) Lemza, Kathy (Joel) Steele of Plattsburgh and her brother, Ed Vosburg of Ticonderoga. Pat had numerous lifelong friendships which she treasured, most notably her best friend, Rosemarie Hanson. She enjoyed many travels and especially hearing about her children’s trips and excursions. Pat loved the simple things in life such as the outdoors, the feeling of sunshine, flowers, gardens, birds and being near water. Although she suffered several major health challenges in her later years, she never complained and always focused on the positive. She was blessed with nine beautiful grandchildren, who she dearly loved; Lance Putnam and Cody Putnam Lang, Garrett, Madeline and Emelia Lemza, Jack and Anna Reilly and Addison and Rylan Steele. She was also thrilled to have four great grandchildren; Luna, Maple, Meadow and River Lang. Pat loved to hear everything about their lives and activities and all the funny stories childhood provides. Children were the highlight of her life, and every child has special memories of her that they will always treasure such as playing cards, reading books, singing songs, doing crossword puzzles, playing board games, having tea parties and sleepovers. Every moment she could share with them was a cherished memory. Pat found great strength and solace in her religious beliefs and was at peace with dying. She wanted everyone to know that she appreciated the phone calls, cards, flowers, and all the thoughts and prayers in her final days. Pat’s family would like to thank Hospice of the North Country for their care and support and a special thank you to all of her caregivers over the past several weeks. There will be a private viewing for family members Saturday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry, followed by an 11:00 a.m. mass for family and friends at St. Patrick’s Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the North Country, 358 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, New York, 12901.
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