Patricia G. Durkin, 59, of Chester, NJ passed away on October 2, 2009. Born on March 1, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Robert and the late Flora (Castleman) Gick. She lived in Chester since August 2000 and previously in South Lake, TX and Trumbull, CT. Patricia was a Hometown Hero. She was part of the vestry at the Church of Messiah, a member of the Executive Board of the Senior Resource Center, and a co-founder of the Chester Food Pantry. She was also a part of the Steering Committee for the Festival of Trees in Chester and a host for the Fresh Air Fund. She loved gardening and being outdoors. She was an amazing wife, mother, and friend. She is survived by her husband, James Durkin of Chester and her children, Katie, Sean, Seamus, Cara, Annie, Charlie and Mary Alice. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah in Chester, NJ. Tel. (908) 879-7208 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:The Senior Resource Center, 50 Rt. 24, Chester, NJ 07930 or the Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or The American Lung Association National Headquarters 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.