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Patricia A. Anderson

October 31, 1959 — February 19, 2023

Erdenheim

Patricia A. Anderson, 63, or Erdenheim, PA, passed away on Sunday February 19, 2023 at Abington Memorial Hospital, after a valiant but brief fight with cancer.  

Patricia was born in Lafayette Hill, PA to William H. Anderson and Catherine E. Anderson.  She was educated by the Plymouth-Whitemarsh School System and graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Anthropology.  She married Michael J. Darcy on May 25, 1996 in Chestnut Hill, PA.  

Patricia had a celebrated forty year career with Sprint, which became T-Mobile, as an implementation project manager.  She was highly regarded by her colleagues and won many awards along the way, including the prestigious National Diamond Award for her "Walk-on-Water" handling of national and local accounts. In her personal life, she was a devoted advocate and caretaker for many homeless animals, both feral and tame, and was a loving and cherished wife to her husband, Michael.  

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, William H. Catherine E. Anderson.  She is survived by her husband Michael J. Darcy, her brother, Dr. William Anderson, her niece Jennifer Anderson (Chris), her cousins Laurie Gedsits (Pete) and their children Haley, Alex and Neal, her cousin Todd Stoll (Karen), Todd's ex-wife Jill Stoll, and her children Ryan and Nathan, and her cousin Craig Stoll.  Patricia is also survived by her brother-in-law, George H. Darcy (June), her sister-in-law Patricia Darcy Alexander (David) and son Locke; Brother-in-law Kevin Blake Darcy (Dr. Stephanie Prisch) and their children Matthew, Benjamin, and Rebecca; Sister-in-law Elizabeth Darcy Hope (Terry).  

Services will be private.  

Memorials may be given to the Montgomery County SPCA or any animal saving group of the donor's choice.  The family of Patricia A. Anderson and Michael J. Darcy wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Abington Hospital for their devoted care and tremendous effort to extend Patricia's life against all odds.  We love you all.

 

The Necklace

(for Patricia, on our 20th)

 

I've never lived for more than love

And beauty; they are the marrow

Of my days.  With beauty as my needle

And love my endless spool of thread,

I string my days together, bead by bead.

The brilliant ones and silky pearls

Of course, are easy.  But even through days

As fogged as beach glass, rough

As horn, impenetrable as onyx,

Beauty finds its way, and love follows.

 

You, my dear, should know by now

You are my beauty, my love,

My marrow.  Though you may have heard me

Fretting to find that needle

On days of fog, or cursing my existence

When fumbling through a tunnel of horn

Or onyx, I love the string we've made.

And I see, in the eye of everything,

When I lift our effort to the light

(And I hope that you agree)

We've had our share and more

Of brilliances, of pearls.

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