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Staskauskas, Patricia B.

January 8, 2013 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

CHESHIRE – Patricia B. Staskauskas, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Albert E. Staskauskas.

Patricia was born in Waterbury on September 26, 1932, the daughter of Francis and Mary (Cervero) Bergin. She was a graduate of Wilby High School. She worked as an office manager for over 20 years prior to her retirement. After raising her family in Wolcott, Patricia lived in Cheshire for the last 27 years. She was a communicant of Church of the Epiphany in Cheshire and was an active member of the church community, serving on the Ladies Guild and as a Eucharistic minister.

Patricia was at the center of a large and loving group of friends and family. Nothing was more important to her than the people in her life, all of whom benefited greatly from her love and support. She maintained close ties with friends she had known since grammar school. She was a wonderful cook and prepared countless memorable meals for family gatherings. She was an avid reader of mystery novels, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, and was a big fan of UConn women's basketball. She enjoyed summer vacations in Ogunquit, Maine.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by her son Mark Staskauskas and his wife Susan Califa of San Diego, California; her daughter Susan Jones, her husband Peter and son Russell, all of Wethersfield; her daughter Barbara Marano and her husband Cliff of Middlebury; and a sister, Maureen Crotty of Wolcott, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Marylyn Gagliardo.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Cheshire. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Rd., Rte. 69, Prospect on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Cheshire CT 06410. To place online condolences, please log on to www.buckmillerbrothers.com.

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