Dear sister of Lorraine Gris (Ron). She captured the love of place, of Warwick, in a lifetime of positive and meaningful actions. You are greatly missed.Enter your email address to subscribe to this web site and receive notifications of news posts by email. Patricia was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Ralph (2013). Your concern for us and our guests will never be forgotten. All In 1977, she was the Warwick Jaycee’s Citizen of the Year and in 1990, she was the NYS recipient of the first national Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award by President George HW Bush. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. You are very special people and I will never forget you. Don't miss Patricia's new book, coming out Feb 21st. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm, gaining early in her life a love and appreciation for the animals, wildlife, farms and lands in and around the Town of Warwick. No one reminds us of this better than our dogs. Warwick has been formed by generations of strong and creative women. When I see our valley, I see it through her eyes and through her lifetime of good work; it is the views of farmland undisturbed and productive. Thank you, Pat, for these remarkable gifts.Mayor Newhard: Remembering “Pat” Patricia McConnell 1940-2020 your gracious concern and professionalism made the time special. She trained in several hospitals in New York City for her RN but it was at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center that she met Dr. David J. McConnell and they married on June 22, 1963 at Christ Church, Warwick. Perhaps the human condition will always include attempts to remind ourselves that we are separate from the rest of the natural world.

28 quotes from Patricia B. McConnell: 'We humans may be brilliant and we may be special, but we are still connected to the rest of life. She was president from 2009-2012 and oversaw the historic moving of the Union AME church and the purchase of the old Albert Wisner library to be used as the new permanent home for WHS’ extensive collection of archival documents and artifacts.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated . I believe Mom would have been very pleased with the whole production. Patrica McConnell Bio Patricia is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist Emeritus (CAAB) who has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She was also instrumental in getting the Penaluna toxic waste landfill closed, a successful ban on mining for radioactive materials in the town, and the introduction of the concept of PDR (Purchase of Development Rights) to Warwick.In 1985, Pat graduated from Ramapo College with a degree in Environmental Studies after which she taught as an adjunct professor at the college and co-led student trips to the tropical rainforest preserves of Costa Rica. You can leave condolences in the Guest Book, buy sympathy flowers, and pay your respects. Later, she ensured that the same riverside land would be preserved in perpetuity with a gift to the Orange County Land Trust.After graduating from Warwick Valley High School in 1957, Pat attended Plattsburgh State University earning a B.S. The third result is Patricia Jane Mcconnell age 60s in Duncansville, PA. in Education with a Major in Nursing. This sparked advocacy for appropriate land use that would not destroy our rural character and the eventual land preservation program that has shaped the Warwick landscape. She joined the NYS Association of Conservation Commissions and served as president from 1979-1989. Find Patricia Mcconnell's memorial at She passed away on July 21 and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. As a young girl, she and her sister rescued salamanders from a cellar window well in the family home releasing them near the Pochuck River.

Rest In Peace , Pat. Copyright - The Warwick Valley Dispatch.

Under her tenure, many important things occurred – the move and protection of the former UAME Church, the creation of a new headquarters at the former library, now The Buckbee Center, the development of the Photo and Manuscript Archive as well as the remarkable Costume and Textile Collection, and the beginning of a major restoration of the Shingle House.Working with Pat on these many initiatives was always an experience that I personally appreciated and relished.

Thank you never seems sufficient when the situation appears and is often overwhelming. Pat’s love for Warwick was also exemplified in her commitment to the Warwick Historical Society.

Along with several other Ramapo professors, she created a college textbook on environmental studies in 1991 which was among the first to identify climate change as a serious threat.In 1999, Pat began volunteering in the archives of the Warwick Valley Historical Society. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm, gaining early in her life a love and appreciation for the animals, wildlife, farms and lands in and around the Town of Warwick. Select this result to view Patricia Jane Mcconnell's phone number, address, and more. 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, New York 10990 phone: 845-986-4331 fax:845-986-4466 The services were perfect and beautiful because of you. Her remains will be interred in the Cremation Garden in the columbarium at the Warwick Cemetery.