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Obituaries: Patrick A. Pacenza, Jr.

July 30, 2017

Patrick A. Pacenza, Jr., of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on July 26, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. He was 75 years old.

The son of the late Patrick A. Pacenza, Sr. and Marion M. (Coons) Pacenza, Patrick was born on February 4, 1942 in Cornwall, NY.

Patrick attended Newburgh Schools until October, 1959 and then graduated from Cornwall Central High School in 1960. He was employed by ShopRite, Hannaford and AT&T and was a retired System Analyst for IBM in Sterling Forest, NY.

Patrick honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army as an SP5 during the Vietnam Era.

Patrick was a member of Storm King Engine Co. #2, where he served as President and Orange County Volunteer Firefighters Association, where he served as Financial Secretary.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Sharen A. Pacenza, at home; his son, Patrick A. Pacenza, III and his wife April of Ramsey, NJ; his grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle, Victoria, Zachary, Luke and Dylan; his brothers, Robert, Thomas (Carolyn), James (Gladys), Richard (Debbie), Peter (Gayle); his sister, Candace (Pacenza) Havner (Charlie); his brother-in-law, Jimmy Needham (Denise); his sister-in-law, Doreen (Charlie) LaFranca; his cousins, Shirley Curizzo, Marie (Ron) Sadler, Pat (Sooky) &Pat Spina, Joseph (Linda) Spina; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Patrick was predeceased by a son, Steven Patrick Pacenza-Griggs, his grandparents, Joseph and Eva Pacenza and Clayton and Marion Coons.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 31st at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1st at the Grace Methodist Church, 468 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Patrick’s name can be made to Volunteer Firemen's Home Of The State Of New York, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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