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Obituary for Patricia A. "Pat" McGuinness (Flannery)

March 26, 1942 – March 7, 2023
North Syracuse, NY formerly of Cornwall, NY

Patricia A. (Flannery) McGuinness, 80, of North Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Syracuse Home Association surrounded by her family.

Born on March 26, 1942 in the Bronx to the late Thomas J. and Loretta M. (McMahon) Flannery, she lived most of her life with her husband, Joe, in Cornwall, NY, where they raised their three children.

She was active with St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall. With her husband, she enjoyed square dancing and line dancing. She retired from the Social Security Administration in Newburgh and had previously worked in the Chemistry Department at West Point.

She moved to North Syracuse in 2005 to be close to her grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their events and activities. She had wintered in Myrtle Beach and enjoyed traveling to visit friends and family.

Pat was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse, volunteered with North Area Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Civic Social Club.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, on May 6, 2004 and by her granddaughters, Maryella and Elizabeth Annal on September 3, 2020. She is survived by her children: Thomas (Robyn) McGuinness, Maureen (Thomas) Annal and Marianne (Titus) Falkenburg; her brother: Thomas (Donna) Flannery; her sister-in-law: Mary Flannery; her grandchildren: Nathan, Zacharias and Tyler Falkenburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate Memorial Donations in Pat’s name to North Area Meals on Wheels, 413 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing at National Kidney Foundation HQ, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. following the Visitation. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to