Patricia Hurley, 82, died on July 29, 2014, at her home in Spring Lake, New Jersey. She was professor emeritas at Rutgers University and retired from the School of Nursing (formerly College of Nursing) in 2004.
Born and raised in Jersey City, she remained a resident until marrying and moving to Denville to raise her family. A highly accomplished academic, she received her doctorate in nursing research from New York University in 1978 and was a pioneer in AIDS research. She presented her research in numerous medical and professional publications, testified before Congress on two occasions, and traveled the world to educate world leaders about the AIDS crisis.
Patricia was professor emeritas at New York University in 1992 and later at Rutgers University in 2004. She received numerous awards and accolades for her work and medical research and was a true champion of the AIDS health crisis.
Patricia is predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, John Hurley; son, John Hurley; and sisters, Madonna and Ann. She is survived by her loving children, Morgan Hurley and his wife Mary and Madonna and her husband Sal Galvan and her cherished grandchildren, Salvador Galvan and Sean Hurley.
Visitation was held at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Jersey City and the funeral was held on August 2. She was entombed at Holy Name Mausoleum.
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