Patricia Ann Duffy Gushka, 67, of 259 Marbaker Rd, Laceyville, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Pat was born on Oct. 19, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was the daughter of the late Irvin E. Duffy who passed away in 1986 and Virginia A. Rumpilla Duffy who passed away in 2007. Pat was a graduate of E.L. Myers High School in Wilkes-Barre class of 1961. She later graduated from the Empire Beauty School on May 31, 1963.Pat married Anthony Paul Gushka on August 1, 1964, in Wilkes Barre. After moving to the Laceyville area Pat opened her own beauty shop, Pat Gushka Beauty Shop at her home on May 18, 1984, and operated it for 23 years before retiring on December 31, 2007. Pat was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Parrish which included St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. She was involved in many Laceyville community associations and activities including the Laceyville Oldest House and was a past board member of the Laceyville Library.Surviving is her husband of 47 years, Anthony Paul Gushka of Laceyville; her son and daughter-in-law Anthony Patrick and Tammy Lee Gushka, and her grandson Von Anthony Gushka all of White Haven. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers: George Duffy who passed away in 1978 and Irvin Duffy Jr. who passed away in 2008.Funeral services will be on Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St. Laceyville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Albert Cemetery in Mountain Top.Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623, the Laceyville Oldest House, Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623, or the charity of the donor's choice.