Patricia (Tricia) Petell-Brodhead

September 30, 1954 - August 31, 2021
Patricia (Tricia) Petell-Brodhead

Tricia was born in Utica, NY on September 30,1954. She passed away peacefully on August 31, 2021 after having been diagnosed with cancer in June.

Tricia received her Registered Nursing degree from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Syracuse , NY in 1976 and followed that with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from SUNY Utica in 1978.
Tricia moved to Boston, MA just after the Boston Blizzard of 1978 and began her nursing career at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital from which she retired after 40 years. Beth Israel is known for it’s emphasis on nursing in providing patient care and for Tricia, nursing was indeed a career, not just a job.

Tricia and her husband Steven, of 37 years, retired and moved to Wilmington, NC in 2018 where they reside in a beautiful golf community.

Tricia was an avid golfer, boasting a hole in one and, much to Steven’s chagrin, way more trophy hardware. She also enjoyed the sun and beach, gardening and traveling.

Tricia is survived by her husband Steven, her 97 year old mother Ellen Doyle Petell, and three brothers: Michael(Dorothy) of Edgartown, MA, Paul (Patty) of Whitesboro, NY, and Mark (Laura) of New Hartford, NY. Tricia truly loved, and was loved by, her 9 nieces and nephews.

Everyone that ever spent time with Tricia will be able to recall a cherished time and/ or adventure.

Please keep her in your hearts for awhile.

A celebration of Tricia’s life will be planned for a later date.

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  • September 04, 2021
    Barbara & Joe says:
    Patricia Brodhead

  • November 01, 2021
    Deb & Dave says:
    Steve Our sincere condolences. We were truly saddened and surprised by Tricia's passing. When sharing stories with our young adult daughter about our experiences at her age you and Tricia are often included in the conversation..... lots of great stories and fun.memories. Our thoughts are with you and her family

  • September 18, 2021
    Michael Ross says:
    Steve I just learned from Bill about Tricias passing. I am so saddened for you and family about your loss. I was just talking to my wife a few days ago about what a beautiful wedding you two had. Our love and prayers are with.

  • September 17, 2021
    Bill Goodrich says:
    Sorry to hear about Tricia. Been thinking of you guys lately. She will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts

  • September 12, 2021
    Paul T. Sarno says:
    OUR VERY SPECIAL FRIEND It was that smile when you knew something was up the laughter she brought when the shift was going rough The always open ear calm and ready her fairway drives straight and steady? Her knowledge her gift, her profession Our Unit Teacher who shares her lesson A Best Friend through thick and thin How do describe Trish? How do you begin? It's the times in West Roxbury sitting on her deck the time on our floor hearing "Oh Sh- -"! It's seeing her in the PACU the best part of the day someone incredible in every possible way She is a friend forever who is now in the heavens Tricia, our love our very special blessing Paul (Sarno)