Patricia Bardwell



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Patricia J. Bardwell, 70, of Spencerport, NY passed away on September 26, 2022, after complications from surgery.  Pat was born on January 21, 1952 to Edythe and William Owens in Rochester, NY.  After graduating from Arcadia High School in 1969, she attended Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, NY. Upon graduating with a secretarial degree, she started her first job at Eastman Kodak as a secretary.   While at Kodak, Pat met her husband, Dick Bardwell.  They were married in 1971 and went on to raise three children.

She is predeceased by her parents Edythe and William Owens. She is survived by her loving husband, Dick; daughter, Michele Bardwell Brooks (Mark Brooks) of Ridgefield, CT; son, Dr. Kevin Bardwell (Jennifer Long) of Portland, ME; son, Rick Bardwell (Kim Gore) of Irondequoit, NY; and grandchildren, Jack Brooks, Gabrielle Bardwell, Riley Bardwell, and Addison Bardwell.

 Pat loved spending time with her beloved family, including trips to visit her children and grandchildren in Connecticut and Maine as well as spending time with her local son and granddaughter in Irondequoit.  She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel, a highlight being a memorable trip to Arizona where she coaxed Dick onto a hot air balloon ride.  Her most recent trip was to the Outer Banks earlier this year, where she and Dick enjoyed the beaches and the wonderful seafood.  One of her favorite places was her tranquil cottage at Chaumont Bay.  She spent much time there as a young girl at her parent’s cottage and then later at her own place with Dick.  Pat surprised her children with a Border Terrier puppy when they were young and this grew into a family love affair with this scruffy, little terrier breed.  All three children went on to raise their own Borders and Pat spoiled them all. Most recently, she enjoyed spoiling Rosie, a mixed breed rescue dog, who lives with Rick and Addison.  Other favorite pastimes for Pat included a rousing game of Euchre, UNO with her grandchildren, Solitaire on her iPad, and beating Dick at TV Jeopardy, which they watched nightly. She never lost, but this was sometimes contested by Dick!

Pat’s visitation will be held Sunday, October 16, 2022 1-4 PM at VAY-SCHLEICH & MEESON 1075 Long Pond Road, where her funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM. Private interment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, in Pat’s memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. Beverly Slichta-Cusick on October 1, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Dear Dick, You and your children are experiencing such depths of grief at the loss of Pat. That depth is equal to the enduring love that you have for one another. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The fond memories I have of the two of you together are so few compared with the lifetime of memories that you experienced and cherished with each other. May they bring you consolation and peace. Love, Beverly (Michalak) Slichta-Cusick, classmate, Cardinal MIndszenty High School, 1962

  2. John R. Lazarczyk on October 1, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Sincere condolences, Dick, I remember Patty very fondly from the reunions….

  3. Donna Randazzo on October 2, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Sorry to hear about Pat. She was my aide at Munn School for many years. She made my job so much easier by doing all the clerical work for our team. I will be out of town and will not be able to attend her service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Donna Randazzo

  4. Holly Gianfrancesco Perez on October 3, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Dear Uncle Dick, Michelle, Kevin, Ricky, all the grandchildren and all of Aunt Patty’s friends, My very deepest condolences on the loss of Aunt Patty. My heart breaks for all of you. Uncle Dick you have always been right by her side caring for her and the kids, you are her hero her biggest fan and her everything. My heart is sore for you. I believe she truly is at peace and she can now rest from the battles she fought trying to stay healthy. You are a Saint Uncle Dick and we all love you so very much! We are here for you and your family in any way shape or form. May you heal with time and know you are loved. Love you always, Holly Perez , Donna Gianfrancesco , Frank Gianfrancesco , Papo Perez , and Elainna Perez

  5. Lollypop Farm on October 5, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Our thoughts are with Patricia’s family and friends at this sad time.

  6. Kathy Voss on October 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    My condolences to all of her family. I worked with Pat at Wm. Munn School. I would cover the greeters desk when she was unavailable. We had great conversations and we we’re there for each other in good times and bad. She was my personal trip advisor. All the lovely fun places my hubby and I visited in N.Y. , Niagara on the Lake and especially Maine was from here expert advise. Rest in peace Pat. Now we all have another Guardian Angel watching over us.

  7. Olesia on October 8, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Dear Michelle, Praying that you and your family find comfort in the memories that will keep your dear Mom close. May your Mom sleep peacefully among the angels in eternal peace. With sympathy, Olesia Guran and Victor Cymbal

  8. Mary Long on October 16, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today

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