My Aunt Pat passed away this morning in her home peacefully with loved ones by her side. She was absolutely determined to make it to another Jazz Fest after courageously beating all odds the last couple years and was able to hear the opening day from her window. Words cannot describe how much love she had for our neighborhood. She helped to create our association and fought many times throughout the years to make it the gem that it is today. She was an incredible artist, New Orleans historian, businesswoman, cook, and all around wonderful person. I will miss her greatly and will be forever grateful for the interesting and amazing facets of NOLA culture that she introduced me to at a very early age. For those of you who knew her, there is no doubt that she would propose that the best thing to do at times like these is to hit the Fest and celebrate life. Hers was one definitely worth celebrating! So, please have a wonderful day and keep her and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
I know how much she loved this neighborhood and she gave so much. The neighborhood is what it is due to neighbors such as Pat. I know memories of her will sustain her family and friends in this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy,
We are so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. Her love for this neighborhood inspired so many of us to appreciate, improve and continue to preserve it. She was unselfishly generous with her time, her talents and her heart. Her legacy will surely live on among the tranquil and celebratory treasures and moments we all cherish in Faubourg St. John.
We are very grateful and proud to have known and loved Pat McDonald Fowler,