Patricia Lysko

Obituary of Patricia K. Lysko

Patricia Kathleen (Goodwin) Lysko, age 90, died on June 5, 2023, and is now at eternal peace with our Lord. 

Patricia was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada to Walter Goodwin and Jessie (Liscoumb) Goodwin on April 16, 1933.  She moved to Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY with her family in 1948, at the age of 15, to favor her father’s golf career.  Patricia then attended and was a graduate of Haldane High School in Cold Spring, NY. 

On July 27, 1951, at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, she married Paul B. Lysko, Sr. They settled in Poughkeepsie where they lovingly raised their 5 children attending Sunday mass and activities as parishioners of St. Mary’s R.C. Church.  On December 9, 1955, Patricia proudly became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. She later went to work for and retired from the United States Postal Service, during which time she memorized, for life, hundreds of zip codes.  

Patricia enjoyed many pastimes including golf, sewing, reading, baking, drawing, and spending time with her family and friends,  whom she loved dearly.  Those closest to her fondly recall her hum or whistle a tune while she worked. 

In 1994 Patricia and Paul moved to Barefoot Bay, FL where they enjoyed the sunshine, welcoming family to come spend vacation.  There they joined the Barefoot Bay Canada Club and a new parish family at St. Luke’s R.C. Church in Micco, FL where Patricia was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of the Ladies Guild, and volunteered at their thrift store. 

More recently, since February of 2021, Patricia resided with her beloved brother Norman at Ormond in the Pines Assisted Living Facility in Ormond Beach, Florida. The residents and staff helped immensely in the adjustments necessitated by her move. She became very attached to them over the last 2+ years and shared many laughs.  It was her desire that staff know how deeply she appreciated their kindnesses, earning them a special place in her heart. 

Mr. Lysko predeceased her on April 29, 1998. She was also predeceased by siblings: Walter G.H., Warren C., Walter F., Nora Catherine Bosco, and Jessie E. Holmes. 

She is survived by her brother, Norman E. Goodwin, and by her 5 children: Paul B. Lysko, Jr., Allan E. Lysko, Patricia K. Long, Susan A. Craft, and Mark J. Lysko; 13 grandchildren & 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews in the USA, Canada, and Scotland. 

A mass of Christian Burial will be held July 5, 2023, at 10am from Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main Street and interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Luke’s Church/5055 Micco Road/FL/32976 and Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House/150 Memorial Parkway/Palm Coast/FL/32164. 

Local arrangements are being handled by the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY. 

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Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Holy Trinity Church
775 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


St. Peters Cemetery
Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
(845) 471-1870