Patricia Hughes Hart, 89, passed away peacefully Dec. 10. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, John Hart.
Born in Springfield and raised in Hinsdale, Pat attended Larson College, graduating as a medical technician. She worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital before working with several doctors in private practice in the New Haven area. She relocated to St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham two years ago, where she received loving and compassionate care as she battled dementia.
Pat was a lifelong volunteer. She served at the hospital, at church, at SARAH, and at Connecticut Hospice. To us, she was the family photographer, banana cream pie maker, home decorator, antique collector and family handywoman. What she taught us about family — putting family first, being honest, honoring commitments, having good manners, being the biggest cheerleader and sometimes the harshest critic — will stay with us every day of our lives.
Pat leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Sam Docknevich of Hopkinton; her two sons and their wives, Scott and MaryAnn Hart of Gilford, New Hampshire, and Robert and Donna Hart of North Branford, Connecticut; her seven grandchildren, Kate, Eric, Rob, John, Kyle, Michael and David; and her great-grandchild, Ada — and another on the way in January. She also leaves her sister, Robin Foss and husband Michael of Georgetown.
Funeral services were private, arranged by Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service in Hamden, Connecticut.