In Memory Of

Afinowicz, Patricia Mary Press who passed away on 7/10/2016 at the age of 76

Patricia Mary Press Afinowicz ObituaryBorn in Jersey City, NJ to George C. and Mary E. Press, Patricia died from complications of septic shock and congestive heart failure at 76. Having grown up in Teaneck and Maywood, NJ, Patricia attended St. Cecilia High School and received her BSN (Nursing) from Seton Hall University. She became a surgical nurse in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of Lieutenant where she met her former husband John R., a medical doctor and Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, based in Portsmouth, VA. There she gave birth to her only son David. She lived in Long Beach, CA for 36 years, and faced illness and disability. Yet, she remained spiritual. She is survived by her son David (Concord, CA), his wife Therese and her two grandchildren Timothy and Sophie as well as her sister Barbara (Tom) O' Lone of Florida. A private mass was held at St. Agnes Church in Concord, CA and her ashes will be placed at the Veterans Memorial in Seaside, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Agnes Church in Concord, CA or Disabled Veterans of America.