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Former Ravens Owner Art Modell's Wife Passes Away

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Here is the official Press Release from the Baltimore Ravens on the passing of Patricia Breslin Modell, the wife of former owner Art Modell:

Oct. 12, 2011


Patricia Breslin Modell, the wife of former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, passed away at 1:30 p.m. today at the age of 80.

She is survived by Art, their two sons, John and David, and six grandchildren.

(Click on the 'Jump' to read the statement from former Baltimore Colts Bruce Laird, President of Fourth & Goal Organization)

Statement from Fourth & Goal President Bruce Laird on the Passing of Patricia Modell

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her." A gracious and generous woman, Pat Modell was the epitome of selfless service in the community, in the league and in the home. She was the rock on whom Art Modell depended. She was vocal in her support of retired NFL players, at a time when far too many remained silent.

Pat Modell’s legacy will live on in the organizations she supported, in the memories she left and in the family she loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with Art, the Modell family and the Baltimore Ravens.

Bruce Laird
President, Fourth & Goal
Baltimore Colts, 1972-1981
San Diego Chargers, 1982-1983