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Patricia "Tricia" Leahy McVeigh

  • Birth 9 Mar 1955
  • Death 27 May 2008
  • Burial Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 32930909


Mrs. Patricia "Tricia" Leahy McVeigh, 53, of West Street, Fort Plain, New York, died suddenly May 27, 2008 on Stone Arabia Road in Palatine Bridge, New York. She was born March 9, 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of William and Ingnea (Sanchini) Leahy.

Mrs. McVeigh graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Throughout her extensive professional career, she worked in many school districts. Currently, she was employed at HFM BOCES as a registered occupational therapist serving students in Johnstown, Gloversville and St. Johnsville schools. She was formerly employed at Fort Plain Central School.

For the past 15 years, she has resided in Fort Plain. Previously she lived in Antrim, New Hampshire and Ludlow, Vermont. She was a very active member of the Valley Alliance Church, where she served as Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher and in various other ministries. Mrs. McVeigh coordinated the local community National Day of Prayer Observance and See You at the Pole event. She was an advocate for Joni and Friends International Disability Center's Wheels of the World, an organization that collects, rebuilds and distributes wheelchairs worldwide. She was a sponsor of Operation Angel Tree, a Prison Fellowship Ministry. She served as a representative for the Tri-Valley Area Salvation Army and coordinated the Christmas Red Kettle Drive.

She is survived by her loving husband, Edward A. McVeigh, whom she married on August 30, 1981 in Plainville, Connecticut. In addition, she is survived by her children, Tiffany Rose McVeigh and her fiancé, Matthew Terry of Troy, New York; Michael Alan and Megan Snyder McVeigh of Fort Hunter, New York; and Rebekah Anne McVeigh of Fort Plain, New York. Tricia was the proud grandma of 4 grandchildren, Natalie Rose Terry, Nathan Joseph Terry, Meadow Faith Marie McVeigh and Michael Alan McVeigh Jr. Tricia's greatest passion and center of life was her husband, children and grandchildren which was exemplified in everything she did. She is also survived by her sisters, Peggy Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut and Kathy Whitty of Simsbury, Connecticut and her brother, Robert Leahy of Plainville, Connecticut. She was predeceased by her parents and by her sister, Betty Ann.

Tricia loved spending summers with her family on Lake Champlain in Alburgh, Vermont. Tiffany remembers her mother's tremendous passion for crafts and how she had an eye for photography. Tricia loved having long talks with her son, Michael, and sharing those times with Ed. One of Tricia's favorite pastimes has been Irish step dancing which she performed throughout New York and New England with her daughter, Rebekah. She enjoyed gardening with her grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11:00 AM at The Valley Alliance Church, Route 5 in Nelliston, New York. Calling hours will be Friday, May 30, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York. Burial will take place in Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tricia's name be made to World Vision, PO Box 70399, Tacoma, Washington 98481-0399 or to Operation Angel Tree, Prison Fellowship Ministry, PO Box 1550, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-1550.

Please sign the online guestbook and view her Video Tribute at

The Leader Herald
May 29, 2008





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 32930909
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patricia "Tricia" Leahy McVeigh (9 Mar 1955–27 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32930909, citing Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA ; Maintained by RIN (contributor 47054535) .