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Rev. Patricia A. Ketzler, 80, of Salisbury, Mass., passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newburyport, Mass.
Pat was born in Methuen, Mass. and was raised and educated in Lawrence, Mass. She married the love of her life, Donald H. Ketzler, and raised her four children, before going back to school to UMass to earn her bachelor’s degree. She then went on to attend Andover-Newton Theological School where she earned her Master’s Degree. Patricia became an ordained pastor shortly thereafter and worked for a time at churches in both Hampstead, N.H. and Northwood, N.H. While working as a pastor, she trained to become a counselor at the Pastoral Counseling Center in Manchester, N.H., where she has worked until recently.
In her free time, Patricia enjoyed traveling, taking numerous cruises, and vacationing in Florida. She most loved her family, including her beloved dog, “Tori,” and she will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
Patricia leaves her beloved husband, Donald H. Ketzler of Salisbury, Mass.; her four children, Lisa Verrette and her husband, Keith of Andover, Mass., Eric Ketzler and his wife, Faye of Atkinson, N.H., Mark Ketzler of Vietnam and D. Steven Ketzler of Livermore, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Zackery, Tyler, Kerri, Eric II, Alanda, Ian, David, Remy, Justin, and Courtney; a great-grandson, Hugo; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Fancy Ketzler.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August, 1, 2017, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence, St., Methuen, MA. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helping Hands Fund at the Pastoral Counseling Center, 2013 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ketzler family.
Published on  July 30, 2017
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