AUGUSTA, Ga. - Patricia "Patty" FitzGerald Becker, 85, of Augusta, GA, beloved wife of 60 years to George H. Becker passed away on March 16th at the Brandon Wilde Nursing Home where she was a resident for 2 Ú years. Mrs. Becker was born in Chicago, IL, graduated from Georgetown Visitation in Washington, DC and then the Kathryn Gibbs School. She married George in Annecy, France in 1950 and lived in Europe for 5 years. She moved to the DC area for four years while George served in the Eisenhower administration. She then moved to Monmouth County, NJ in 1960 where she lived until 2005. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1999 and her progression led her to move in with her daughter Leslie and son-in-law Tom of Augusta, GA. Pat is survived by her three daughters: Leslie Manley and her husband Thomas of Augusta, GA, Stacey Maclay of Acton, MA, and Peggy Moody and her husband James of Fair Haven, NJ, and eight grandchildren: George Graham and Meredith Manley, Read and Mackenzie Maclay, and MaryPat Jay and Patrick Moody. Pat was a fashion model in her early years and worked in retail on a part time basis. She was a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County, the Navesink Country Club, the Rumson Country Club, and the Sea Bright Beach Club. She volunteered for many charities. Pat was known for her quick wit, overwhelming kindness and sensitivity, and a marvelous sense of humor. The family received friends and relatives on Friday, March 19th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross RC Church, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson with Father Hank Hilton officiating. Interment will be private. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution can be made to: The Alzheimer's Association- Augusta Reign, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904 in Memory of Patricia Becker. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Brandon Wilde for all the love and care they gave Mrs. Becker.
The Augusta Chronicle-March 20, 2010