While in high school, Patty worked part time for Morgan, Mauk & Chapman Insurance and Salladay Insurance. After graduation in 1963, she began full time at the Nodler-McKenzie Insurance which later became Hassler-Chabot where she worked until 1982 when it was sold and she went to Sherman-Kricker Insurance.
Patty lives in Portsmouth. She has two childern, Greg and Tiffany. She also has two grandchildern, Lindsay and Max.
Patty attends Cornerstone United Methodist Church. She enjoys her family, walking, and volunteering at Portsmouth Elementary and Hempstead Manor.