Monday, April 29, 2013

Patricia Kane Pettnot

BELMONT, NY - Patricia Kane Pettnot, 76, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville after 28 years of battling cancer. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence Greene Kane. On July 28, 1962 in Belmont she married Francis Pettnot who survives. 

Patricia graduated as valedictorian from Cuba Central School in 1954 and a magna cum laude graduate from Brockport State Teachers college in 1958. She taught and was Physical Education Department Chairman at Ridgewood Junior High School in East Irondequoit.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Ann Hotchkiss of Springville and Pam Beiersdorf of Arcade, four granddaughters, Caitlyn, Lindsey, Jessica, and Meghan Hotchkiss, and her former son-in-law, Jeff Hotchkiss of Belmont. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, H. James Kane.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, 5 Milton Street in Belmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am following visitation, with Rev. Sean DiMaria as Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery Belmont.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville NY 14895 or SS. Brendan and Jude Parish, 1154 Lower College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. My heart goes out to the Fran and of course Pat's family for her loss. I well remember climbing in to the back seat of Fran's Chevie convertible over 50 years ago and meeting Pat while they took me to a baseball game. Her radiance and personality was striking to me even at the ripe age of 10 or so. She later became one of my teachers in high school. I am VERY aware of the love affair with Fran that extended close to 60 years and I am so sorry to know his heart is broken. God Bless her and shepherd over her family in this time of sorrow. Respectfully Jim, George, Fudge, Pat, Bev, and Jerry Garmong.

  2. My heart goes out to Fran, Children and family of Pat. I am so sorry for your loss, one that will be felt by all she touched throughout her life. I well remember meeting Pat when Fran picked me up in his black Chevie convertible to watch him play baseball when I was 10 or so. Her charm, wit, beauty and genuine gracious personality was not lost on me even at that young age. She later was one of my teachers in high school. She clearly touched the heart of many people and made a difference. Words cannot express my sorrow and sympathy for Fran, their children and family. God bless and look over her and her family as they find solace in her passing.... Jim, George, Fudge, Pat, Bev and Jerry Garmong.

  3. To Pam and your family:
    There are no words to fully express how very sorry I am for your loss. While I did not have the pleasure of meeting your Mom, I know that her strength was truly amazing - for I see it everyday in you, Pam. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.


  4. Fran, Ann, Pam:

    My deepest sympathy. Pat was one of a kind, a beautiful, loving, compassionate, person. God gained an angel today. I feel blessed to have known her and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Cathy Medynski
    Cathy Medynski

  5. Pam,Fran and family,
    Words are not adequate to express our heartfelt sympathy to you all for your tremendous loss.Even thought we only met Pat within the last few years we connected with her right away, she was such a kind, sweet person and we feel blessed to have crossed paths with her. She is now your bright shining star in heaven. May God hold you all close and give you comfort and peace. Love, Paul & Maryann Simonsen

  6. To The Pettnot Family,

    While no words of ours can ease your loss, we just want you to know that we are grieving with you. Pat was a wonderful person, talented and loving and we know that your family has suffered a great loss. We extend our most profound sympathy. Love, Mel & Gloria

  7. To the Pettnot Family,
    Only met and spent a few evants with Pat, but it was the most memerable days. Fun loving and happy person. So sorry for your loss, with deepest sympathy. She's been in my prayers since I found out Sat.
    Nancy Lewandowski Metz