Patricia A. Lathrope, 68, of New Milford, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 18, 2015 at Candlewood Valley Health Center, New Milford, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Ronald Lathrope whom she married September 16, 1967 in St. Peter’s Church, Danbury, CT.
Mrs. Lathrope was born in Danbury, CT, November 2, 1946, daughter of the late John and Josephine McClusky Kelly.
She graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1964, and worked for Southern New England Telephone Company for 25 years, retiring in 2000 as supervisor of the business office in Meridan, CT.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford, a member of the board of trustees of the New Milford Historical Society and a long time volunteer of the New Milford Thrift Mart. She enjoyed spending time in New Hampshire reading and golfing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Ron, son David Lathrope and his wife Karen of Trumbull, CT, daughter Dawn Hyland and her husband Matthew of West Hartford, CT, brother James Kelly of Virginia, and 6 grandchildren, Madison, Christian, Owen, Aidan, Cassie and Luke. She was predeceased by a brother Thomas Kelly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776.
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