Patricia H. (Lubas) Patnode, 75, passed away on Wednesday April 12, 2023, at Blackstone Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Whitinsville after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Her family was by her side. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Thomas F. Patnode; her daughter Jill Patnode-Krause of Northbridge; her son Jason Patnode and his wife Amanda of Uxbridge; her 4 grandchildren Ben and Tommy Krause and Allie and Andrew Patnode; her siblings Joseph Lubas, Jane Williamson and Joan “Cookie” Blodgett and her husband David, all of Northbridge; as well as many nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her infant daughter Jennifer, several brothers and sisters in law, and her godchild Lorraine Williamson.
Born in Northbridge on September 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Helen (Kmiotek). Pat was a graduate of Northbridge High School class of 1965. She worked as a secretary in the sales department at Wyman Gordon in Grafton, as a typesetter for the Blackstone Valley Tribune, and as an office manager for AGI Designer Productions in Manchaug. Most recently she worked as a library assistant at the Whitinsville Library, retiring in 2020 after 15 years.
Pat loved spending time with family. She and Tom enjoyed taking road trips with their children and frequenting amusement parks along the East Coast. She went on several trips with her sisters and their families, including Caribbean and Alaskan cruises and visits to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier national parks. Their favorite vacation spot was Jamaica, which they visited a dozen times.
Pat’s greatest joy in life was being a Mimi to her four beautiful grandchildren. She babysat them every chance she got, and enjoyed pitching wiffle balls to them in her backyard. She also took great pride in attending their school and sporting events and seeing her grandson Tommy altar serve at church.
Pat was an animal lover, and was especially attached to her beloved chihuahua Gracie and cat Tony. Her favorite animals were owls, amassing a large collection of stuffed animals and figurines.
In her spare time, Pat enjoyed taking her dog for neighborhood walks with her husband or sisters, or discovering new hiking trails with her daughter Jill. She also loved reading, playing Scrabble, and doing puzzles. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church.
Calling Hours, at Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville, are Sunday, April 16th from 4-7 pm. Pat's Funeral Mass will be at 11AM, on Monday, April 17th, in St. Peter's Church, Northbridge. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be mailed to St. Peter’s Church, 39 Church Ave, Northbridge, MA 01534.
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