Obituary of Patricia Schiller
Patricia M. Schiller of Rockville Centre, died peacefully in her home on October 7, 2021. She was 81 and although she had been experiencing failing health for some time, she was fortunate to maintain her independence until the end. Predeceased by her husband Robert. Beloved mother of Robert (Roseann), Kristin (Joseph), Kathryn (Brian), Mary (James).
Adored by her grandchildren, Christopher, Jessica, Laura, Emily, Robert, Kerry, Thomas, James, John, Annie and Abigail. She was beloved Nana to eleven grandchildren by blood and many more by heart.
Pat was born and raised in Long Island City. She was the 5th of seven children raised by Timothy and Mildred Driscoll. Loving sister to Eugene, Donald (deceased), Timothy, Emmett (deceased), Brian (deceased), and Sheila.
She attended St. Teresa’s elementary school in Woodside, followed by Marymount High School and Marymount College in Manhattan. Her love of New York City was shared throughout the years with stories about her youth and later visits to the city when possible.
Following college, Pat taught first grade in the South Bronx before falling in love with her husband Bob. Their life-long love affair was evident to all who knew them. They were married in May of 1965 and shared 36 happy years together, raising a family of four in their little house on Chelsea Lane, before Bob succumbed to cancer in 2001.
Pat was an avid reader, loved to travel, enjoyed gardening, spending time at the beach and shopping for her children and grandchildren, but most of all loved spending time with her family and friends. Whether it was caring for her grandchildren, going to the movies with her sister, enjoying a cup of tea with dear friends or spending time speaking on the phone with distant loved ones, her spirit and compassion was ever present.
Pat was the epitome of grace, class and love and had a way of making everyone around her feel as they were the most important in her life. She cherished family and friends and was the consummate hostess. She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile, inner strength, unwavering faith and kindness to all who knew her.
Contributions in her memory can be made to any of the following charities: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (in memory of her late husband Bob), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (in honor of her recently diagnosed youngest grandchild), or Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Long Island (supporting the continuance of Catholic Schools).
Visitation at Glynn Funeral Home is Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass Wednesday 10:45 AM St. Agnes Cathedral. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery.