Patricia N. Lemieux October 3, 1948- May 1, 2019.
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Patricia N. Lemieux, “Patty” passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2019, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. She spent her final days surrounded and cared for by her loving family.
Patty is preceded by her loving husband Raymond Lemieux. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathaleen Bean, Melissa Hoyt and Gerri-Ann Garrelick and her siblings, Debra, Jeff and Joel. Patty leaves behind 10 grandchildren Rebecca, Katelyn, Danielle, Nicholas, Shailey, Jacob, Hailey, Zachary, Jillian and Lilah and 6 great grandchildren Hunter, Gavin, Ameilia, Noah, Zoey and Mallory.
Patricia was born on October 3, 1948 to Ernest and Helena (Duncan) Nickerson. As a young girl, she spoke fondly of summers at her grandfathers Inn (Duncan’s Inn) in Troy, NY. As legend goes, he won the Inn in a poker game! Patty enjoyed a long career in the restaurant business. While she worked both the front and back of the house, her specialty was planning parties and mixing it up with locals. But her life force was her family, highlighted every year by her notorious obsession with Christmas. Despite modest means, Patty turned the season and her home into an explosion of childlike celebration. In warmer months, Patty was most blissfully content with her family circled around a campfire. Patty’s enthusiastic style of storytelling often required that certain facts be taken with a pinch of salt. But her affection for family was unquestioned and unconditional. Her beloved husband Ray, known for his own innate brilliance, admired Patty’s quick mind and was an enthusiastic accomplice to her family devotions. We are comforted that Patty gets to reunite with Ray, and left this world wrapped in the loving embrace of those she loved most.
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Hartford Healthcare at Home team for their compassion and support. Most especially, we send thanks to Sandra, our incredible hospice nurse who became extended family in our time of great need.
At Patty’s request, she will be honored in a celebration of life among family.