We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Maresca & Sons Funeral Home
Patricia J. Goad (Patty) passed away at age 77 on Saturday 1/8/2022 after a valiant battle with a reoccurring cancer. Patricia was beloved by her large family and many friends. She was predeceased by her mother Doris I. DeLisle, father Harry R. Jones, step-father Arnold DeLisle, younger sister Susan B. Delisle, and her grandmother Vivian D. Holden who Patricia was extremely close to. She also leaves behind her Uncle Robert Holden and siblings David Jones (Jane), Jimmy Jones, Lindsey DeLisle, Lorin Delisle (Lisa), and Dawn Vachon (Greg). She leaves behind her boyfriend of 11 years Daniel Branin and her ex-husband Stephen C. Goad Sr. (Marjorie) who she remained friends with over the years. Patricia had 5 children who loved her dearly: Christine H. Connor (Michael), Stephen C. Goad Jr. (Arleen/ Loyda), Tony J. Goad (Idalia), Ruth G. Dresser (William), and Heather L. Goad (Nate Rivera). Patricia had 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who she loved immensely. Family meant the world to her and she made sure her family knew how much she loved them before she left.
Patricia grew up in Townshend and Brattleboro VT where she attended Austine School for the Deaf, lived most of her adult life in Springfield, MA, and the last 11 years in East Haven, CT. She was primarily a homemaker raising her family, but did have a few jobs here and there over the years like at Merry Meyer Inc of VT making stuffed animals, cleaning houses for the elderly, and babysitting.
Patricia was an outgoing, vivacious, loving woman and once she met you, you were friends for life. She had a great sense of humor, smiled all the time, and a had a way of finding out your life story whether you knew ASL or not. She had a knack of connecting to people and loved learning new things. As a result, she made many friends who will miss her. She was an avid pen pal and wrote letters daily to family and friends. She was often the center of attention and ready to strike a pose for pictures usually insisting on refreshing her lipstick first. She loved animals and over the years had many pets and doted on her dog Tuger.
We would like to thank her doctors at the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, in particular Dr. Menderes, Dr. Harold, and Dr. Choi for all their caring and compassion during this difficult time.
Patricia was against abuse of any kind so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to either: Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc.; 128 Providence St.; Worcester, MA 01610 to help deaf women in need or to T.J. O’Connor; 627 Cottage St.; Springfield, MA 01104 to help animals in need.
Maresca & Sons Funeral Home of New Haven, CT was entrusted with her cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date possibly in the Spring due to Covid.