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“Pat was the most thoughtful person I know. We met in Columbia Tennessee through the Newcomers Club. I remember thinking this is a woman I could be...Read More ยป
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“Heartfelt condolences to all of you. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Ron and Deirdre. ”
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“Praying for peace and comfort for the MacMillan and Walsh families. Love to you all. Martha/Jimmy ”
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Patricia Ann (Walsh) MacMillan, 74 of Pinehurst died peacefully at her home
on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by her family after a long,
courageous battle against cancer.

A native of NYC, she was a daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Gannon)
Walsh. She grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in NYC with brothers,
Dickie, Tommy, Johnny (deceased) and sisters, Sally and Isabel. Pat
married her high school sweetheart, Jack MacMillan, in 1968 and remained
married for 52 years. The consummate mother and homemaker, she raised five
children - Jack Jr., Rich, Mickey, Heather and Ryan and had 9 wonderful
grandchildren - Brendan, Alex, Sawyer, James, Keira, Spenser, Luke, Caryl
Pat and Lochlan.

As a youth, Pat was an accomplished Irish Step Dancer along with her
siblings who would often be seen competing at many parish festivals
throughout the city. She had an fathomless love of family and instilled
this in her children. She was the eternal optimist with the classic phrase
"it will all work out ". She was adored by her children and grandchildren,
all of whom were the apples of her eye. Her family fondly called her
"Nanny Pat" as she was so keen with the motherly advice and always
available to babysit her grandchildren.

Pat loved to vacation at the beach, a place that brought her peace and
joy. It was the location for many family reunions over the years. She
loved both Irish and Country music and through her love for crafting and
playing mahjong, she met many of her dearest friends.

Pat was extremely respectful of Covid restrictions due to her level of
compromise and did not want to put others in the position of having to
expose themselves for a funeral. The family is evaluating a future service.

Online condolence may be made at PinesFunerals.com