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Patricia T. Carter (Deegan), January 18, 2022. Predeceased by her son, Daniel Deegan, her great-grandchildren Skyler Fustaino and George Miller and her husband’s John Bristol and James Carter. She leaves her children Timothy (JoAnn) Deegan, Jeannine (Timothy) Collins and Kathleen Rebban (Michael Degus). Her stepchildren Chris, Robert (Robyn) and Larry (Miyuki) Carter. Her grandchildren William, Matthew, Kevin and Kelley Deegan, Maggie (Jesse Cervini) Deegan, Kathleen (Todd) Miller, Colleen (Chris) Baker, Molly (Seth) Boynton and Alysse (Russell) Fustaino and great-grandchildren, Rhett Fustaino, Cannon Deegan, Elliott and Amelia Miller.
She enjoyed a successful career (and member of the Million Dollar Club) as a realtor with Nothnagle Gallery of Homes (now Howard Hanna). She was an active member of the South Wedge Planning Committee, many neighborhood endeavors, and the revitalization of the area; for these efforts, Pat received a proclamation from the mayor of Rochester. Our mother permanently moved to Cocoa Beach, FL in 1991 and lived in Melbourne, FL until her death.
Growing up, she moved many times with her parents between Rochester, Connecticut and then back to Rochester. She always told her children that she hated to move around so much. Thankfully, after a brief time in Elmira, where our sister Jeannine was born (and received the moniker “The Queen of Elmira”), we all grew up in one place – a home on Linden Street. When Mom moved to Florida, that changed again. She loved the growth that was happening in Brevard County at the time. She ended up building three houses and moved a total of six times! Our mother’s house was impeccably decorated. She loved going to the arts and craft shows that were year-round in Florida. At one point, Jeannine, Kate and JoAnn counted the artwork on her walls and there had to be over 200 pieces.
Although Pat grew up with German customs, when she married our father, Bill Deegan, she embraced the Irish culture and music. When she was in Rochester, Caverly’s Irish Pub was always the one stop she had to make. Three and a half years ago, she still liked to go to Nolan’s Irish Pub in Cocoa Beach to hear Irish music.
We will miss you Mom, Grandma Pat, in so many ways. Look after Dan, Skyler and George for us! We love you!
Calling hours will be at Miller Funeral & Cremation Services (3325 Winton Rd S), Friday 2/11 from 4-6:30pm. Service at the Chapel 2/12 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation (Click to Visit Online). Burial will be private