Patricia (Patty) passed away peacefully on 12/24/21 with her family at her side at Riverview Hospital.
She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Timothy Sr. and four children, TJ, Lisa, Michael and Brian. Also, 6 grandchildren, the loves of her life, Joseph, Felix, Ayla, Huntyr, Bryelle & Easton.
Patty leaves behind her siblings, Gregory Busichio and Kathleen Hilmer, both from Fernandina Beach Florida, Peter Busichio, St Augustine Florida, Maryanne Busichio, Lincroft, and Carol Perl, Center Harbor, NH.
Patty was predeceased by her father, Robert Busichio, her Mom Genevieve Richichi (Walsh), and a brother, Robert Busichio.
Patty Graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High School in 1967 and then from Seton Hall Nursing School. She went on to receive her Masters Degree in Marine Biology from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
After a short period in the convent, Patty began her career as a short order cook at Longo’s in Sea Bright where she met her husband, Tim. She then worked as a Registered Nurse and a school teacher. She taught at St. Catherine’s Grammar School in Keansburg, NJ and also was an adjunct professor at Wagner College in Staten Island. She also worked as a stringer for the Asbury Park Press and was thrilled every time one of her articles got a “by line”.
Patty spent many years as a volunteer for the NOAA Fisheries at the Marine Labs on Sandy Hook, NJ where she loved going out and performing surveys and sampling in the Atlantic ocean and the rivers. She wrote papers on both winter flounder breeding habits in the Navesink and copepods which she got published in journals.
Patty loved birdwatching and wildlife. She spent many hours observing boats, fishermen, clammers, sunsets and star gazing from the well known gazebo at her waterfront home on the Navesink River.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:
St Vincent dePaul Society at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Highlands, N.J.
OLPH St. Vincent DePaul Society,
104 Center Ave. Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Or the NJ Audubon Society https://community.njaudubon.org/
A funeral Mass will be held at St Agnes’ Church at 11:00 on January 8, 2022.
Please visit Patricia’s memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com