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Patricia Kennedy Issarescu

March 25, 1933 September 27, 2018
Patricia Kennedy Issarescu
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Obituary for Patricia Kennedy Issarescu

Patricia Joan (Kennedy) Issarescu, M.D. 85, born March 25 1933,
in Boston, MA, to Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy and Dorothy (Thurgood)
Kennedy. Wife of the late Dr. Stefan Issaresscu.
Patricia graduated from Harvard University's Radcliffe College, in 1953,
with a degree in Modern Foreign Languages.
She was employed by the Federal Government in Washington,D.C, for several years, before returning to Milton, MA, her childhood home, to take science courses at Boston College, in preparation for applying to medical school. She received her M. D. degree from Boston University in 1961, one of only 5 women in her class.
Her early medical career included employment with VA hospitals,
Including the Providence VA Hospital where she was Acting Chief of Renal Service in 1974.
After making a decision to go into emergency medicine, Patricia became a Board Certified ER physician. She was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital, Providence , St. Ann's Hospital in Fall River and retired from her position at the Garden City Medical Center in Cranston, RI.
When introducing herself to patients in the ER she would say, "Issarescu to the rescue!
Along with her husband, Dr. Stefan Issarescu, Patricia was active in the Iuliu Maniu Foundation which supports the resettlement of Romanian refugees.
Patricia was an avid reader and a music lover and enjoyed traveling with Stefan.
When asked how she was doing, she said, "As long as I can read, I am happy!"
Patricia loved animals, dogs, cats, backyard squirrels and a visiting turkey.
Dr. Issarescu leaves a brother, Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy Jr.(Patricia) of Boston,
and two sisters, Marcia T. Kennedy Manning of NY City and Anne Kennedy Ilacqua (Joseph) of Providence, RI, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
The family is grateful to the staff at Epoch and Wingate for providing Pat with skilled nursing care, physical comfort, intellectual stimulation and musical entertainment.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday October 13th at Monahan, Drabble,and Sherman Funeral Home at 9 AM, prior to a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St Sebastian, 67 Cole Ave, Providence, RI 02906. Burial to follow, in Swan Point Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Patricia's memory might choose an animal rescue organization, the Providence Community Library or the Church of St. Sebastian.

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