Patricia A. Bares, 66, of Fairview Twp., Mechanicsburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in her residence. She was retired from the PA School Boards Association and enjoyed gardening, traveling and cooking, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, greatnieces and greatnephew. Patricia was born in Binghamton, NY to the late Joseph and Pauline (Moran) McManus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Hosay. She is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Bares of Chicago, IL and Jennifer Bares-Murphy (Donald) of York Haven; her longtime companion, Robert M. Allen; her sister Sandra Roll (Richard) of Ashland, VA; her two granddaughters, Abby Murphy and Zoe Bares-Langer; and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces and a greatnephew. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 20, 2012 in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. There will be no visitation or viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mayan Families, PO Box 52, Claremont, NC 28610 or To send messages of condolence to Patricia's family, please visit