After a two year battle with cancer, Patricia “Pat” Kiernan peacefully passed on July 19, 2016. Pat had homes in Cutchogue and Southold. She was born on Feb. 18, 1953 in Queens.
She is survived by her parents, Tom and Mildred Kiernan of Cutchogue; her husband Jack Larsen and her stepchildren Katherine Larsen of Washington D.C. and Andrew Larsen (Julie) and their children Joseph, Alice and Lily of East Northport. She is also survived by her three sisters Kathleen Dowton (Ken) of Florida, Terry Brockmeyer (Jim) of California and Barbara Nagle (Richie) of Cutchogue. Pat was predeceased by her brother, Brian.
Pat had a long and successful career in hospital administration. She started out 40 years ago as a part-time clerk at Long Beach Hospital and worked herself up to the position of vice president. She worked in several hospitals in Queens prior to moving to the North Fork to work at Eastern Long Island Hospital 16 years ago. There she attained the position of vice president foundation/community relations responsible for all functions related to the ELIH Foundation, community relations, fundraising, marketing, communication and volunteer services. She and her team of staff and volunteers led the community fundraising drives that raised more than 25 million dollars during her career at ELIH.
Pat’s favorite times were spent boating, gardening, and being at family gatherings. She and Jack spent parts of eight winters on their boat sailing in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. Her favorite harbor there was Hope Town on Elbow Cay where they spent many wonderful days and sunsets.
Patte inherited her green thumb from her mom and dad who were very knowledgeable gardeners. She spent countless happy hours working on her extensive home landscaping.
But perhaps her favorite times were spent organizing or participating in Kiernan or Annabel family reunions and parties, many of which were held at her home in Cutchogue. She loved a family party above all else.
She will be missed by her family, friends and coworkers.
In lieu of flowers, Patte’s family has requested that memorial donations be made in her name to ELIH or East End Hospice.
This is a paid notice.