Patricia Durkins Beard, 56


Patricia Durkin Beard 56, BEARD, Patricia Durkin 56, of Pennington formerly of Wood-Ridge passed away Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2016 surrounded by her family. Patricia was a 1981 alumna of Montclair State University receiving her Bachelors Degree in Broadcasting and going on to a career in freelance television production and direction. Active in her community, she served two terms as president of the Princeton Day School Parents Association and concentrated her philanthropic efforts into Princeton-area arts organizations. Beloved wife of David D. Beard. Devoted mother of David Andrew and Christopher James. Loving daughter of John and Grace Durkin of Wood-Ridge. Dear sister of Maureen McCormick and her husband David and Carol Trinker and her husband Michael. Sister-in-law of Fred Beard and his wife Dorothy. Cherished aunt of Faith Trinker, Susan Sobkowicz, Debra Curran and Lisa Hagy. Funeral at Costa Memorial Home Boulevard and Central Ave. Hasbrouck Heights on Saturday, January 16th at 9:30 AM. Funeral Liturgy from Church of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady Wood-Ridge at 10:30 AM. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation Friday, January 15th from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the John Theurer Cancer Center at HUMC, Hackensack, NJ 07601.