Patricia M. Grogan, 82, of Westborough, passed away Jan. 28. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Francis J. Grogan.
Born in Mattapoisett, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Ethel C. (Raymond) Merchant. Patricia graduated from Southborough High School and received an associate degree in business from Quinsigamond Community College.
Patricia was employed in the customer service department at Anderson Products prior to her retirement. She also was a member of the Steel Workers Union.
She was a member of the First Community Church in Southborough, volunteered at the Westborough Senior Center, and worked part-time as a receptionist at the Willows. She enjoyed traveling to Fort Lauderdale, golfing and playing piano. Patricia had a lively sense of humor, celebrated any occasion with ice cream, and enjoyed painting and playing cards. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by three children, Christine (Tina) MacConnell and her husband, Jon, of Hopkinton, JoAnn Dwyer and her husband, Tom, of Westborough, and Charlene Slocum and her husband, Brad, of Canton; six grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Andrew, Emily Dwyer, Sam MacConnell and his wife, Julie, Scott MacConnell, Bradford Slocum Jr. and Justin Slocum; one great-grandson, Zane Johnson; a stepdaughter-in-law, Cheryl Kelley, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by a stepson, James Kelley, and her siblings, Carroll Chase, Robert Merchant and Raymond Merchant.
Patricia’s family would like to thank the staff at Saint Vincent’s PICU for all of their care and attentiveness.
A graveside service will be held privately with burial at St John’s Cemetery in Worcester. Services are under the care of the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Westborough Council on Aging (Senior Center), 4 Rogers Road, Westborough, MA 01581.