Patricia Nash Glennon

June 7, 1945April 2, 2018
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Patricia Mae Nash Glennon, 72, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at CMC-North East, surrounded by family and friends who were praying with her and singing one of her favorite songs: On Eagles Wings. She bravely fought cancer for several years; even earning the nickname "Captain Courageous", given by her sister-in-law Elsie Hendricks. A resident of Concord, NC, our mom was born June 7, 1945 in Kingston, NY, the only daughter of the late Arthur Palmer Nash and Frances Mae Dingle Nash. A retired school teacher, our mother earned her bachelor's degree in English from Mount Holyoke College and her Master's Degree in Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She finished her graduate coursework in the hospital after giving birth to her fourth son. That's dedication! After spending 32 wonderful years in Millbrook, NY raising her family, she decided to move down south. She loved being an educator and taught high school, Advanced Placement, and college English and creative writing courses, before ultimately retiring from Back Creek Christian Academy, where she taught elementary and Latin classes, among others. A very intelligent and talented woman, our mother had a beautiful singing voice that she used to spread joy at home, in choral groups, in live theatrical performances on stage for several community theater productions, and in church choirs, including at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, where she was a faithful parishioner. She also was a talented poet and writer who loved hugs, anything purple, inspiring people, and playing the tambourine like no one else! Most importantly, she was a great mom who selflessly loved and cared for her family that meant everything to her and who will miss her dearly. Our mom, Patricia, was preceded in death by her husband, our father, John E. Glennon; daughter-in-law, Susan Glennon, her brother, Peter Nash and her three loving puppies Mysti, Bear, and Blondie. Surviving family members include her children, David Glennon and his wife Janet of Wilmington, DE, Jeffrey Glennon of Concord, NC, Peter Glennon and his wife Kimberly of Pittsford, NY, Robert Glennon and his wife Mary of Harrisburg, NC, Thomas Glennon and his wife Susan of Wilmington, DE and Amy Patrick and her husband John of Beaufort, SC; her brothers, Dr. Richard Nash and wife Thalia of Canton, NY and Dr. Robert Nash of Virginia Beach, VA; and her 11 precious grandchildren, Madeline, Pierson, Ellie, Walker, Katie, Will, Holden, John, Jack, Tate, and Charlotte. Friends may visit Thursday April 5, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11:30 am Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at On behalf of our beautiful mother and family, we would like to thank Dr. Ronald Pollack, Dr Garry Schwartz, their wonderful staff and her entire 'Army of Angels' who helped our mom and touched our family through her battle against cancer. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

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Joyce Ann Nielsen

April 9, 2018

David, Jeff, Peter, Bobby, Tommy, and Amy,
We were so sad to hear of your Mom's passing. Heaven has welcomed a very special loved one! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
The Nielsen Family (Joyce, David, & Dan)

Heidi Moxley

April 6, 2018

I worked with your Mother when she was at Charlotte Lutheran and she was always so positive and the bright spot in my days. My room was right next to hers and I could always here her singing throughout her lessons or her class getting rowdy as she stood on her desk to recite a poem (encouraging them to do the same). I remember her teaching them knitting and I thought to myself, what 5th grade boy wants to knit, but low and behold, as only Patricia could do with her infectious love of life and all things she had the toughest of boys loving it so much that they would bring their knitting needles out to recess to finish projects. Our lunches would be filled with brightness and positiveness even when she was struggling with something. She had such an incredible way to make beauty and blessings out of situations that most others couldn't move beyond. She would encourage us to pick up our chins and look at the good, not the bad. I know she has touched a world of lives throughout her journey here and can't imagine the void that you, her family, will feel. No doubt she was loved by many and loved all in return!

Betty Rae Nittiskie

April 5, 2018

Thinking of you all during this time......what a wonderful bunch of memories you all have of your mom. With sympathy, Betty Rae and Stan Nittiskie

Tammy Blessing

April 5, 2018

Pat was a great coworker and taught my two children at Charlotte Lutheran School. She had a great love for the Lord and openly shared it with those around her. She will be missed!

Ann St. Germain

April 4, 2018

I am thinking of you all. My prayers are with you.