Pat Riordan

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Pat in 2000


Patricia (Pat) Margaret Riordan (formerely Herman, nee Burrows)


Pat was born in Hobart, where she lived with her parents and brothers Geoff & Ian. In 14.11.59 she married John Phillip Herman from Melbourne. Pat and John had three children; Andrea, Ian, and Richard. After 36 happy years John died in 1995.

Pat worked for many years as a highly respected personal secretary. She enjoyed meeting and spending time with people, and had a wide circle of loyal friends. She also enjoyed shopping, and had a good sense of style and quality, and an eye for a bargain.

In 2000 Pat married old family friend Roger Riordan. They continued his charitable work, and in 2002 they set up the Cybec Foundation. Pat made an invaluable contribution with her business skills and her ability to quickly assess the character of the people with whom they dealt, and helped develop warm relations with their beneficiaries.

Pat died on 14.12.2010. Her family and friends farewelled her with a ceremony at the Woodlands Golf Club on 22.12.2010, attended by about 240 people, from all walks of life.

These pages are our tribute to her memory.


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Pat's life

Death Notices

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 © Roger Riordan 2004-2019

Patricia Riordan