Patricia Ann Giagiacumo Clay

March 14, 1939June 29, 2014

Patricia Ann Giagiacumo Clay of Merritt Island, passed away on Sunday June 29, 2014. She was a devoted mother, my loving beautiful and wonderful wife and a friend to everyone she met. Born on March 14, 1939 in Schenectady, NY, she was the youngest of seven sisters. She earned her BA Degree at Geneseo State University and then a Masters Degree in speech pathology at the University of Cincinnati. Upon retiring in 1998 from the Mad River Twp. Public schools in Ohio, she moved to our new home in Copperfield. She immediately made new friends and became active with the Cocoa Beach Writers Group and the Space Coast Romance Writers. She had several romance adventure novels published and was a contributor for Florida Today. She and I enjoyed extensive traveling to 18 countries as well as touring the USA. She leaves her children Margaret Sesco and Thomas Mullin; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters; and too many nieces, nephews etc. to mention. Lastly she leaves her husband Brad Clay. On our 44th anniversary, November 6, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Bonefish Grill. Unfortunately on December 6, she had to undergo her second open heart surgery from which she never fully recovered. Complications arose including losing her eyesight. For almost 7 months she was in the hospital, rehab or brief stays at home where she could enjoy my cooking.


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Joan Carlucci

July 20, 2014

We were friends at Geneseo and had reconnected on FB. Over the many years, I had not forgotten her, and how friendly she was to me in college. Am blessed to have had her as a friend. I know she will be missed.

Elsa Radliff

July 9, 2014

Thinking of you all - Brad, Meg, Chip and families…..Love the write up in your Florida paper. So sweet…..just like Aunt Pat. She always had a smile on her face and was always so happy to see everyone. I am so happy that she was able to come to our book club here in Rotterdam too. All of the girls loved spending time with her and some even kept in touch with her on Facebook. I know how important writing and reading was to her. She loved all of you so much and was so proud of you too. We will all miss Aunt Pat very much.

Mary Ann Foley

July 7, 2014

We so much enjoyed seeing and spending time with Pat at our 50th reunion, so happy to have had such good conversations, and so pleased she signed both of her books for me. What a joy she has been to so many. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all her family. With Love & Prayers. Mary Ann & Bill

Marie and Ernie (Palmieri) Heymann

July 6, 2014

Remembering my first friend on Guilderland Ave. in Schenectady., NY. , throughout our school years. I will miss my longtime friend and our continued photo exchange. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

July 6, 2014

with sympathy on the passing of former classmate at Mt Pleasant High School.
Jennie Eplite McCadden

July 6, 2014

With sympathy on the passing of former classmate at Mt Pleasant High School.

Naomi Bellina

July 5, 2014

Such sweet sentiments for a wonderful lady. I can tell she was loved and had a beautiful life.

Karen Trent-Shires

July 5, 2014

Pat was a wonderful speech pathologist, mentor, friend and writer. She was an amazing woman!

Mike Jacques

July 4, 2014

Our condolences to the whole family. I wonder how many times you've said "Pat and I, Meg and Chip". I know she was the biggest part of your life and she'll be missed. memories are good.

Mike Jacques, Dayton

Jeff Mitchell

July 4, 2014

Pat was a fantastic speech pathologist for Mad River Local Schools. She taught me a great deal even though I was her immediate supervisor. I will always remember her for her expertise, wit,and true devotion students. May she rest in peace.