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Patricia Tammi, 83, former Hopkinton resident

by | Sep 7, 2023 | Obituaries

Patricia Tammi

Patricia Tammi

Patricia Eve (Assad) Tammi, 83, died Sept. 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was with her family at the end.

She was born March 16, 1940, to Patrick Charles Assad and Josephine (Dee) Assad in Worcester. She was raised in Worcester and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Anna Maria College and Worcester State College. She was a dedicated teacher in Northborough before relocating to California, where she taught middle school grades in Fremont. She met her husband, who was from Shrewsbury, in Mountain View, California. She returned to Massachusetts in 1983, as her husband had a senior management position with Data General in Westborough. She lived in Hopkinton and substitute taught in many of the surrounding towns. She was active in the St. Matthews Catholic Church and the Fay School in Southborough as well as Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, where her daughter, Abigail, attended. When Patricia’s husband retired in 2014, they returned to California to be close to Abigail and her two children.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, her daughter, Abigail and husband Damian, and two grandchildren, Adrian and Arianna. She also leaves her brother, John Assad of Worcester, her nephew, Patrick Assad and wife Bridgette and son Joseph of Paxton, her niece Cheryl Tomcyzk and husband Robert and children Emily, Jack and Robert of Sterling, and her sister-in-law, Jeanne McElreath of Scottsdale, Arizona. She is predeceased by brother Alan Assad and sister Sandra Johns.

Patricia was named Eve since she was born on Saint Patrick’s Day Eve, and she shares her birthday with younger brother John (nine years apart). She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She and her husband enjoyed traveling through California, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada while living in California from 1967-83 and again from 2014 to the present. Her family visited all the New England states and particularly enjoyed the small towns of Cape Cod and the Maine coastal areas. She and her college friends made several trips to England and most of the countries of central Europe, and she later traveled with her husband to France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. She and her husband enjoyed museums, theater and fine dining, and especially the grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours, and the burial is private. There will be a memorial Mass on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 4:15 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 44 Temple Street, Worcester. Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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