Patricia (Doherty) Beem
November 18, 2022
Pati Beem was born and raised in Bridgeport, and was a recent resident of East Hampton, CT. Pati passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Bruce, her son David (Chelsea) McDonald and daughters Haily (Jon) Beem and Katie Beem; her sister Kathy (Mark) Jaccarino and brother Tim (Patty) Doherty; several nieces, nephews, and cousins…and her furry buddy, Cole! She was a devoted grandmother to Audrey, David, and James. She was predeceased by her brother Robert (Bob).
Pati was a 1974 graduate of Central High School and earned degrees in early childhood education and nursing. She was proud of her long nursing career and took wonderful care of her patients, as well as her family.
She loved traveling, and if the trip included a beach, more the better, as the ocean was her absolute happy place. She loved her decaf mocha with skim milk and looked forward to annual peppermint season. She made a mean potato salad and enjoyed a nice salad.
As the rock of our family, she embraced all holidays, and especially loved when everyone could gather together to celebrate. Her favorite movie was, "It's a Wonderful Life" and she truly embraced the philosophy of this film, and like George, touched many people throughout her life!
A celebration of life for friends and family will be held in January. For sure there will be a "nice" salad for everyone to share.