Esperanza “Pat” Paxinos (née Miguel), loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed on Monday, Sept. 7, at age 87.
Pat was born to Zoilo and Dorotea Miguel (née Ablan) on March 28, 1933 in the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, in the Philippines. She immigrated to the U.S. as a young woman to pursue a profession in nursing. In 1975, she and her husband, Nestor, settled in Irvington, where they raised two children.
Pat was a devoted R.N., practicing at Dobbs Ferry Hospital (now the Dobbs Ferry Pavilion of St. John’s Riverside Hospital) for the majority of her career. She loved reading, gardening, and caring for her grandchildren, who called her Lola. She was passionate about cooking; her eggrolls and apple pie were family favorites.
Pat is survived by her husband; son Michael and daughter-in-law Erin; daughter Marietta and son-in-law Toby; grandchildren Sophia and Alexander; as well as siblings Lucila Miguel Domingo, Ceferino Miguel, and Vincente Miguel.
Memorial service was Sept. 13 at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry.