Patricia (Moriarty) Shelp

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 July 2020 at 9:17 pm

Patricia ShelpPatricia M. Shelp, 86, of Albion, passed away July 25, 2020 at her home, while under the loving care of her family. Pat was born in Medina on Oct. 29, 1933, daughter of the late J. Kenneth and Ethel (Hudson) Moriarty.

She was a member of Albion First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon and an Elder and was on countless committees. As a faculty member of the Albion Central School District, she worked as a third grade teacher, a speech therapist and a librarian. Pat was honored in her tenure as Teacher of the Year and co-designed the primary school library. She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by the Albion Rotary Club.

Pat enjoyed gardening, and she took great pride that she still had her very first car, a 1954 Chevrolet Belair convertible. For several years, on the anniversary of the passing of their son Jim, Pat and Brad delivered bread from the Abbey of the Genesee to family and friends in his memory. She was a woman who absolutely loved her children and grandchildren without question.

Mrs. Shelp was predeceased by her son, Bradley James Jr.; and her sister, Joanne Squire.

Pat is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bradley; her son, David (Ann) Shelp of Pittsford; grandchildren, James and Danielle; brother-in-law, Ralph Squire; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Wed., July 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Please note that all guests entering the funeral home or church will be required to wear a face mask. Pat’s funeral service will be held at Albion First Presbyterian Church, 29 E. State St., Albion, on Thu., July 30 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bradley James Shelp Jr. Scholarship, c/o Albion High School Alumni Foundation, P.O. Box 345, Albion NY 14411; or to Albion First Presbyterian Church, 29 E. State St., Albion NY 14411; or to Bradley J. Shelp Jr. Accounting Scholarship, c/o Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo NY 14208; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

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