Patricia Ann Mucenski, (Patti) departed from this world on June 1, 2012 to start a new adventure in heaven. As an angel she will begin to mend the broken wings of souls in need.
Patti was born in Potsdam, New York on September 13, 1977 daughter of Edward S. Mucenski and Nancy Shene Mucenski. She was a graduate of Potsdam High School and attended Elmira College where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998. She then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Counselor of Education from East Carolina University in 1999 and was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international academic counseling honor society. She was a licensed clinical professional counselor and a member of the North Carolina Counseling Association.
For most of her professional career Patti was a beloved guidance counselor in high schools in Maine and North Carolina where she saw the potential in students and encouraged them to follow their dreams.
She also was an active member of the Melmac Education Foundation that helped economically challenged students to achieve their dream of going to college.
Patti was a founding member of the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy, which strives to promote the value of school counselors as leaders in school reform, student achievement and college readiness.
Besides her parents, Patti is survived by her siblings, Amy, Dennis, Lynn and Caitlin and her grandmother, Hester J. Shene. She was especially fond of children and animals and was a strong supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant. There will be no calling hours. Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com.