St. John Tradewinds News

Patricia Hogan McCoy: Banker and Civic Activist Dies, 1936-2007

Patricia Hogan McCoy, 70, of St. Thomas, passed away at her home with family and friends at her side on Wednesday, May 30, after a brief illness. Born in Paris, Tennessee, McCoy was the daughter of the late Joseph Patrick Hogan and Louise Morrow Hogan.

She was a mortgage officer with FirstBank de Puerto Rico and well-known by many throughout the real estate community. McCoy was a member of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, where she served as secretary and as 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. Virgin Islands, and recently received their service award.

She was also a member of the board of the St. Thomas Arts Council and a member of 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 Lyn Gladney of Memphis, Tennessee and Susan Leigh Overman of Moorehead City, North Carolina; sons, Fred Durham Jr. and David Alan Durham, both of Memphis, Tennessee; sisters, Suzanne Dearman of Memphis, Tennessee and Evelyn Daniel of San Diego, California; 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 Sunday, June 17, at 5 p.m. 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, V.I. 00802 or a charity of one’s choice.