Pat Cleary dies, was welcoming face and voice of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart as its receptionist for 50 years
For 50 years, Patricia “Pat” Cleary was the familiar and welcoming face of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart to generations of students, faculty, staff, alumnae and campus visitors alike. The longtime receptionist from 1969 to 2019 of the all-girls Catholic school in Bethesda, Maryland died on Aug. 16 at the age of 96.
“Our hearts unite as we pray for Mrs. Cleary and for her family,” said Catherine Ronan Karrels, head of Stone Ridge. “Pat was the heart and soul of the community, greeting five decades of Stone Ridge students and community members and making everyone feel that they had arrived at their home away from home.”