NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Patricia Furman, lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died March 4. She was 77.
Furman was born March 18, 1936, in New Rochelle, to Michael and Helen (Fisher) Colombo. She worked for over 35 years at the College of New Rochelle in various positions including dean of Support Services, assistant dean in the School of New Resources, campus director and adjunct professor. She was a member of the Ursuline Social Outreach, The Upper Room, The Inter Religious Council, and The Art Council of The College of New Rochelle. She was active in the Democratic Party in New Rochelle and was the secretary to Mayor Vincent Rippa.
Furman is survived by her husband, Paul J. Furman; sons, Robert M. (Margaret), Paul C. (Zoi), Scot E. (Donna) and David J. (Kathleen); nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Joline Reagan; a nephew; and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Elizabeth Brown; and brother, Theodore Sullivan.
Calling hours are Friday, March 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor. Interment will follow.