Meet Patricia Reardon. “Pat” to her many friends and acquaintances throughout the city. She’s a lifelong resident of the city, married, and is very devoted to her husband and family. Pat’s now retired from her banking career. She was the branch manager at the old Somerset Bank on Broadway in East Somerville. People from all over Somerville, in particular, East Somerville, got to know Pat very well. With her big smile and professional attitude, she was always helpful to anyone who came into the bank. We first met her at that bank back in the 80’s and we know, along with a lot of old time residents, exactly how much of a nice person she is.
More than just a nice person, she’s very active locally in various charitable organizations, working very hard with the same commitment she always had before she retired. She was the first woman to be elected President of the Somerville Club back in the early 90’s. She wasn’t the first woman to be admitted into this all male organization up to the mid 80’s, but she became very active in the various charities and involved in active fundraising. She’s also involved in the SHS scholarship foundation, helping to raise funds for deserving High School students. You’ll see Pat all over the city and we bet you’ll recognize that big smile of hers and the welcoming feeling she gives to both friends and strangers. She’s very active in the Somerville Rotary club as one of its favorite honorary members. We here at The News know that she will be very pleased with this, but also very humble, and that’s how she is. Say “Hi” to her when you see her and find out why she’s The Somerville News Person of the week for October 17, 2012. Have a great day, Pat, and thanks for your continued service to our city.