Marlborough – Patricia "Patsy" (Donahue) Navin, 91, died Sunday April 12, 2009, at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Westborough.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Maria Navin, and her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and John Kortes; her grandchildren; Timothy Kortes, Moira Webster, Bridget Nichols and Sean Navin; her great-grandchildren; Madelyn and Emma Webster, McKayla Kortes and Desmond Nichols; her sistersin law; Eleanor Xenos and Eileen Navin; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Alphonse Donahue, Eileen Curran and Theresa Poirier.
Born in Marlborough, the daughter of John and Margaret (Lenihan) Donahue, she was the wife of the late State Representative John J. Navin, who died in 1974.
Mrs. Navin, a 1935 graduate of Marlborough High School, had been employed as a secretary for the former B.A. Corbin Shoe Co. for 25 year before becoming the secretary for the Superintendent of Schools in Wayland, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 14 from the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough, with burial at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. The Slattery Funeral Home of Marlborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Annual Fund, attn: Martha McCook, 25 Washington Ct., Marlborough MA 01752.