Patricia "Pat" E. Roderick Forcier, of Greenville, passed away peacefully at UPMC East in Monroeville, Pa., on Saturday morning Oct. 28, 2017.
She was born in Fall River, Mass., on July 22, 1933, a daughter of the late William and Julia (Murphy) Roderick.
Pat graduated from high school in Fall River and prepared for the business world.
On Sept. 4, 1954, Pat married Bernard "Babe" Forcier. He survives, and was her partner for life and the love of her life.
Pat made a positive difference in many lives and brought comfort and boundless joy to everyone she met. Her kindness and caring nature made her the family matriarch. She very much loved her family and especially her little great-granddaughters. She was deeply committed to her children and grandchildren's activities and demonstrated her unconditional devotion to her family, friends, and neighbors. Her sincerity was evident to all who were lucky enough to know her. She always put the needs of others before her own.
Pat and Babe enjoyed getting together with welcome wagon friends and going out to eat and dance at the Greenville Public Country Club. They lived in Albion, Greenville, and Murrysville/Export over the years.
Pat enjoyed family gatherings, going to the beach, attending the symphony pops concerts at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, traveling to New England to visit family and business trips around the United States, even to Germany.
Pat played the piano, belonged to many bridge clubs, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and helped prepare funeral meals. Pat enjoyed her new life building her dream home and living at St. Paul's in Greenville. She had truly come home to rejoin her old and new friends from Greenville.
Pat was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church. She was of the Catholic faith for her entire life.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Kevin W. Forcier Sr. (Teresa); her daughters, Eileen McLaughlin (Mark), Nanette Forcier, Rosanne Forcier, and her "other kid" Pat Genung; her grandchildren, Kevin W. Forcier Jr. (Tracey), Nicholas R. Forcier (Katie), Bridget McLaughlin, Michaela McLaughlin, Angela Nicastro (Gino), and Megan Farringer; her great-granddaughters, Madilynn "Maddi" Forcier and Kiera Nicastro. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a younger sister, Janice Roderick-Hornby; a younger brother, William "Billy" Roderick; and a son, Timothy "Wart" Forcier.
Pat's family wishes to offer sincere thanks to St. Paul's and UPMC East Monroeville for their love, care, and support.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Lymphoma Association of Western PA, River Walk Corporate Center, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441 Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Patricia "Pat" E. Roderick, 84, of Greenville.
Calling hours: 12:30 p.m. until time of service Saturday (11-4-17) in The Gathering Space at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville. Condolences can be sent to Bernard "Babe" Forcier, 341 E. Jamestown Road, Unit 84, Greenville, PA 16125. Vistors may sign the online guest book at loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Services: Memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the church, celebrated by the Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor.
Inurnment: Private at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.
Published on October 31, 2017