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Nickerson Funeral Home

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OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Ramsay

November 10, 1931May 11, 2020

Patricia (Pat) Ann Ramsay, 88, of Brewster died Monday, May 11th, 2020.

Pat was born to the late Radcliffe and Olive Morrill on Nov. 10, 1931 in Greenfield, MA. She graduated from High School in Concord and received a BA in Psychology and Religion from Colby College in Maine in 1952. She met on Cape Cod and later married the late William Ramsay of Yonkers, NY in 1954 and lived in Brewster on Stony Book Road ever since.

Pat was elected and spent many years in the 60’s and 70’s on the Brewster School Board while her children were in school, chairing the Board for a time. She also worked for 22 years as a CNA at Cape Cod Hospital in Orthopedics. Pat was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans. An avid baseball fan, Pat spent many years on the Board of Directors of the Brewster White Caps, the local Cape Cod Baseball League team, was instrumental in establishing the team in Brewster, as well as running the concession stand at home games and “hosting” players over many summers during the seasons.

Through her years of living in Brewster Pat loved spending time at the beach with her boys and sipping on iced coffee. She was an avid reader and rarely missed a Red Sox game on TV. She was also a fan of Carol Burnett, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, the Smothers Brothers, Lawrence Welk, Johnny Carson, and Ed Sullivan.

But Pat’s first and only true passion was raising her 5 boys (Stephen, she tragically lost when he was 9) of whom she was truly proud. Pat described raising her boys as “easy” and had a very close relationship with each of them. She said, “the mother-son relationship is special, and my boys are my greatest contribution to mankind. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we had unconditional love.” Pat served as a Cub Scout Den Mother for years, spoiled her boys at Christmas time, and allowed them the freedom to roam that only rural America can afford. Education was paramount to her and she was a stickler when it came to homework and grade achievement. Pat’s voice could always be heard in the stands encouraging her boys at every sporting event, of which there were many.

In 2003 Pat began losing her vision to a rare eye disease and was deemed legally blind by 2008. She moved to Brewster Place in 2014 where she enjoyed the many music programs and the “Namaste Room.” Because she was blind, “Alexa” became a constant companion reading her audiobooks, telling jokes, and informing her of the weather in between frequent visits from her family. This year Pat moved to the Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hyannis where she rediscovered social programs and some of her favorite foods. Ultimately, the isolation caused by COVID-19 precautions wore heavily on her wellbeing.

She is survived by her sisters Anne Stoneman of NC and Deborah Morrill (Dave) of FL, sons William M. Ramsay (Deb), Douglas F. Ramsay (Maris), Brett Ramsay (Lisa), and Scott J. Ramsay (Sue) as well as 11 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren.

A funeral and memorial will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions. For online condolences and updates please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

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  • A funeral and memorial will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Jane and Joan Evans

May 22, 2020

Dear Bill, Doug, Brett and Scott,
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to my mother as well as Uncle Larry Moore and Aunt Becky Robinson and I speak for both my mother and myself when I say she will be greatly missed.
Growing up Pat was one of the few adults that I truly admired and trusted. She was a straight shooter whose advice I held in high regard. She spoke her mind and told the truth as she saw things often tempered with her indomitable sense of humor.
Our hearts go out to you all and please let us know when services will be held.
Most Sincerely,
Jane and Joan Evans

Judith Funkhouser

May 18, 2020

I have such happy memories of sharing a house on Main Street in West Concord with the amazing Morrill family. I especially remember Pat wearing white sneakers even when the snow was deep. I thought she was so beautiful.

Dolores Miller

May 17, 2020

Dear Scott,Sue, and all of the family,

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May your sweet memories sustain you during this difficult time. I have been and will continue to pray for your mom and all of you.

God bless,

Dolores and Charles Miller

Zalman Jennifer Francine Freda Kaplan

May 17, 2020

Our heart goes out to you in the loss of your mother and the delay due to covid19. We hope the fond memories you have will sustain you in the years to come. We all love you!

Dorothy Bowering Robinson

May 17, 2020

Pat, sister Anne, and her parents lived in our house in Concord, while her Dad was Superintendent of Schools. They were a lovely family. I remember Pat as a glamorous senior high schooler. My sympathy on her passing and will watch for date for her memorial service.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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