Patricia LeBeau Galeski passed away peacefully on October 26, 2015 with loved ones at her side.
Born in Albany, NY on May 20, 1926, she and her family moved to Keene. Pat was graduated from Keene Central School as salutatorian, following which she was graduated from Mildred Elley Business School in Albany.
The beginning of her “north/south treks,” as she referred to them, began when she worked in Charleston, SC, at the Yeaman’s Hall Club and later at the Boca Raton Club in Florida. It was there she met John Galeski, an assistant golf professional working under the legendary Tommy Armour, and the rest is history.
Pat and John were married March 3, 1955 and then moved to Watertown, CT, near where he had grown up. 1955 was quite a year for them as John won the Connecticut Open in August and they became proud parents of twins four months later.
For many years Pat was able to enjoy the mountain summers of her beloved Adirondacks while volunteering in the Keene Valley Library and also working at The Artisan Shop. The warm winters in Pass-A-Grille, FL really agreed with her; however, a job offer came her way to work under the tutelage of the archive librarian in Keene Valley, eventually assuming her position. Her second career at the library was a wonderful passion for many years, as well as singing in the church choir.
Pat is survived by her children Michele Coburn and husband Ken of Tampa, FL and Michael and Lisa Galeski of Lake Forest, IL; three grandchildren Eric Murphy, Chris Galeski and Michael Galeski; three great-grandchildren; niece Marilyn Ostrander; nephew Jeff LeBeau; sister-in-law Shirley LeBeau; and cousinGeorge Cantin.
Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday, October 29 at the Marvin-Heald Funeral home in Elizabethtown. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday, October 30 at St. Brendan’s Church in Keene. Burial will follow in the Norton Cemetery in Keene. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to the Keene Valley Library Association
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