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Patricia Hogan McCoy, Banker and Civic Activist, Dies

May 31, 2007 – Patricia Hogan McCoy, 70, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed away at her home with family and friends at her side on Wednesday, May 30, after a brief illness. Born in Paris Tennessee, Ms. McCoy was the daughter of the late Joseph Patrick Hogan and Louise Morrow Hogan.
She was a mortgage officer with First Bank de Puerto Rico and well known by many throughout the real estate community. Ms. McCoy was a member of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, where she served as Secretary and a member of the Board and received the Rotarian of the Year Award in 2003. Through her Rotary service, she delivered wheelchairs to Haiti, volunteered to distribute meals at the Bethlehem House Shelter, read to and distributed dictionaries to children in the public schools and participated in the Boy Scout Regatta. Long committed to affordable housing in the territory, she was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Habitat for Humanity of the U.S.V.I. and recently received their Service Award. She was also a member of the Board of the St. Thomas Arts Council, the Navy League and the St. Thomas Bridge Club. She will long be remembered for her loving kindness for others.
Surviving are her daughters, Latricia Lynn Gladney of Memphis, Tennessee and Susan Leigh Overman of Moorhead City, North Carolina and her sons, Fred Durham Jr. and David Alan Durham, both of Memphis, Tennessee and sisters, Suzanne Dearman of Memphis, Tennessee and Evelyn Daniel of San Diego, California. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Robert Gladney and Ian Cartwright; daughters-in-law, Karen Durham and Deborah Durham; and grandchildren Season Manuel, Lee Manuel, Amber Cartwright, Josh Lyle, McKenzie Durham, Monica Sheftall, Justin Durham, Jordan Durham and Hannah Durham.
A celebration of Patricia's life is planned for 5 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at the home of Tom Bolt and Jeni Smith at Morning Star Beach on St. Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to: Habitat for Humanity of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 5600 Royal Dane Mall, St. Thomas, VI 00802, or a charity of one's choice.

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