Patrick Francis Woods of Washingtonville passed away peacefully April 1, 2020, at Orange Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
The son of Patrick Sr. and Alice Woods, he was born April 5, 1940, and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and never lost sight of his roots. He had an uncanny knack of attracting someone from the old neighborhood wherever he went.
Patrick retired from the NYC Department of Homeless Services and devoted his professional security background to teaching.
He spent 32 years as an adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Orange County Community College.
He leaves behind his loving family: wife of 48 years, Maureen, son Patrick, daughter Alyson and his most adored granddaughters Moira and Leigha.
Patrick is predeceased by his parents and his sister Kathleen.
Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
A Memorial Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Ave., Washingtonville.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).