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Patricia "Pat" Gorely

October 14, 1946 - November 16, 2015

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Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, November 20, 2015
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Patricia Stroud Gorely, 69, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully on November 16, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Born in Quantico, VA, the daughter of a US Marine, Pat grew up in many locations including Cuba, Hawaii, California, and North Carolina. She graduated from White Oak High School in Jacksonville, NC and received her business degree from Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh. For many years, she worked at Howard/Merrell Advertising before retiring. Pat was a world traveler with her husband John E. Gorely and they shared a particular fondness for the American Southwest.

Pat was known and admired for her many creative passions. Whether it was her green thumb in her backyard secret garden, her masterful culinary skills in the kitchen or performing with Sassy Classic Dance Troupe, Pat was boundlessly creative. She started her own jewelry company, Divas & Dragonflies, and her uniquely crafted jewelry was showcased in many galleries and art shows.

More than anything else, Pat will be remembered as a generous spirit to all she knew. Pat was loved by so many, including her FBI circle of friends and best friend of over 50 years, Susan Collins Dail.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents Luther Phillip Stroud Sr. and Florence Maguire Stroud. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, John E. Gorely, her brother Phillip Stroud Jr. and his wife Lisa, her sister Penny Stroud, her step-daughters Jen Bauldree and Amy Gorely, her sons-in-law Mike Bauldree and John Bemis, her grandchildren Caroline, Matthew, and Rose, and many beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transitions Life Care of Raleigh (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607) or Carolina Poodle Rescue (6705 Union Highway, Pacolet, SC 29372). Condolences can be sent to www.rfhr.com. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Transitions Life Care for their loving care.
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kayla
Posted on:
November 29, 2015
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
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kevin stanley
Posted on:
November 24, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Karen Kauffman Fletcher
Posted on:
November 21, 2015
Dear John, I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jennifer and Amy at this sad time. I know how happy you two were and what a wonderful life you had together. My husband, Bob, also sends his sympathy to you and your family. Your friendship has always meant so much to me, and I hope that we shall be able to get together soon. Much love, Karen Kauffman Fletcher
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Connie Harrell
Posted on:
November 20, 2015
My deepest condolences to the family. Pat was a beautiful person, so full of life. I enjoyed helping her reduce pictures, etc. to use in her jewelry making. I'll always remember her whenever I wear the earrings she gave to me. We will all miss her generous and loving spirit.

Connie
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Sandra Wright
Posted on:
November 19, 2015
Sent a gift in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Debra
Posted on:
November 19, 2015
Pat was one of the kindest, gentlest people I've ever met. I worked with Pat at HMP and was grateful for her sunny presence and beautiful heart. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
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Brenda Chapin
Posted on:
November 19, 2015
Patsy and I got into "creative projects" together during that wonderful time on our Nebraska farm when Aunt Flo, Phil, Penny and Patsy came to live with us briefly while Uncle Phil was transferred to a new duty. Patsy was my best buddy in exploring our lives as 6-year olds. That era is richly filled with memories of our fun, world-traveled cousins. The family sends love and peace.
Brenda and Charlie Chapin
See you on Friday.
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Charlotte Provost
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Arisa
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Sending my deepest sympathies to the Gorelys. Many hugs as you journey thru this difficult time of loss.
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Ginger Webb
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
This is from the night she danced at the Miss North Carolina pagent. ......she had so much fun.....and was glad to share it with her FBI sisters
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Ginger Webb
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
No matter where we went or what we were doing it was always fun!!! We are missing our sweet precious Pat. .....
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Ginger Webb
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
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Ginger Webb
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Sandra Wright
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
On our mountain trip which took place during the Kentucky Derby we all made a hats out of anything we could find and this was Pat's.
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Sandra Wright
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Pat's FBI group at the North Carolina Pageant.
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Sandra Wright
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
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Gail Uzzell
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
I have so many wonderful memories of Pat but the ones that really stand out are the times we shared in her beautiful secret garden outdoor room. Out there, is where our group bared our heartfelt concerns and played, dined on good food, listened to our favorite Motown music, laughed and even turned the hose on each other during the hot months! Pat's was generously gifted and shared her many talents with all. Her love for her friends and family was part of the beauty that always shined from within her.
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Gail Uzzell
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
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Jane Jones Hoover
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. I remember when I lived next door to her family and Edward and I tended her Grandmothers farm in bullocks. God be with her family now and forever more.
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Gail Uzzell
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Carol Bracey Jones
Posted on:
November 18, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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Marge Freeman
Posted on:
November 17, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Patricia "Pat" Gorely
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