Patricia Patnode Obituary, Death – Patricia H. (Lubas) Patnode, 75, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Blackstone Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Whitinsville, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her family was there for her. Her husband of 53 years, Thomas F. Patnode, survives her; her daughter Jill Patnode-Krause of Northbridge; her son Jason Patnode and his wife Amanda of Uxbridge; her four grandchildren Ben and Tommy Krause and Allie and Andrew Patnode;
Also, her siblings Joseph Lubas, Jane Williamson, and Joan “Cookie” Blodgett and her husband David, all of Northbridge; and many nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded by her baby daughter Jennifer, many brothers and sisters in law, and Lorraine Williamson, her godchild. She was born on September 12, 1947, in Northbridge, the daughter of the late Leo and Helen (Kmiotek). Pat graduated from Northbridge High School in 1965.
She worked as a secretary in Wyman Gordon’s sales department in Grafton, as a typesetter for the Blackstone Valley Tribune, and as an office manager for AGI Designer Productions in Manchaug. She most recently served as a library assistant at the Whitinsville Library, where she will retire in 2020 after 15 years of service. Pat loved spending time with her family. She and Tom liked taking their children on road excursions and visiting amusement parks throughout the East Coast.
She traveled extensively with her sisters and their families, including cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska, as well as excursions to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier national parks. Jamaica was their favorite vacation destination, which they visited a dozen times. Pat’s biggest delight in life was becoming a grandmother to her four lovely grandkids. She babysat them whenever she could and liked throwing wiffle balls to them in her garden.
was also quite proud of her grandchildren’s scholastic and sports accomplishments, as well as witnessing her grandson Tommy altar serve at church. Pat loves animals and was particularly fond of her chihuahua Gracie and cat Tony. Her favorite creatures were owls, and she accumulated a sizable collection of stuffed animals and sculptures. Pat’s hobbies included taking her dog for neighborhood walks with her husband or sisters, as well as exploring new hiking routes with her daughter Jill.
She also enjoyed reading, Scrabble, and solving puzzles. She has been a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church her whole life. Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville, will have calling hours on Sunday, April 16th from 4-6 pm. Pat’s funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church in Northbridge on Monday, April 17th, at 11 a.m. The funeral will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.