Patricia E. Zanca, 78, of Hudson

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Obit Patricia ZancaHudson – Patricia E. (McNary) Zanca, 78, beloved wife of 61 years to David E. Zanca of Hudson, and cherished mother of Donna Zanca of Hudson, Jim Zanca and his wife Barbara of Orange, David M. Zanca and his spouse Rob Palmer of Hudson, and Lisa Zanca Queen of New Hampshire. Patricia was predeceased by her son, Danny Zanca in 1980, and her son-in-law, Peter Queen. She is also survived by her six loving grandchildren, Angela, Tony, Joe, Allie, Katie, and Elizabeth; her two sisters, Dottie (McNary) Risser of Hudson and Ginny (McNary) Baron of Orleans; and her brother, Bill McNary of Princeton, and was a great-grandmother, aunt, and great-aunt to many who loved her.

Pat passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her home in Hudson, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer. She inspired everyone around her to stay strong and brave and always keep a positive attitude. This self-described “tough old bird” kept all who knew her smiling right up to the end.

Patricia’s wishes were to have a private burial service in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, Pat requested that donations be made to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O Box 808, Hudson, MA, 01749.