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Patricia A. Cory

Obituary for Patricia A. Cory

October 19, 2017
Brigantine, New Jersey


Patricia A. Cory, 91, a longtime resident of Brigantine, NJ passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at Samaritan Center Hospice in Voorhees, NJ. Born in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants, Pat moved to Miami at a young age to continue a modeling career. There she met her husband Dr. Russell M. Cory who was on R & R from serving as a staff sergeant in the Burma-India Theater in World War II. He predeceased her in 1998. Pat graced the cover of Look Magazine in the 1940's and was the inspiration for many Webster Cigar advertisements created by pastel artist Edwin Georgi.

Pat graduated from the University of Delaware in Early Childhood Education. She founded and directed Foulk Preschool which is still in existence today in Wilmington, DE. She continued to work with children upon retirement as a substitute teacher at North School in Brigantine NJ.

Among her many interests, Pat was an avid golfer, a voracious reader and history buff, a yard sale maven, ruthless bingo player, and crossword puzzle wiz. She was active as a church volunteer and had a passion for life. She had a quick wit and wry sense of humor which endeared her to many. Her family was her primary focus and joy in life.

She is survived by her daughters Michelle L. Maurer (David B. Maurer) and Tina J. Mayro (Kurt V. Mayro), Granddaughter Stephanie Cory Silverman (Alexander J. Silverman), great-granddaughter Sophia E. Silverman, and granddaughter Devorah M. Herbert. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Russell M. Cory, son William K. Cory and daughter Lynne P. Herbert.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Pat at St. Thomas Church, 8th Street and Brigantine Ave Brigantine NJ at 11:00am on Saturday October 28th. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Samaritan Center 265 NJ-73, Voorhees Twp. NJ 08043.To share your fondest memory of Pat please visit

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3112 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
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