Patricia died on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Newington, Connecticut. She was a resident of the Newington Rehabilitation Home (Alzheimer's Wing). She received exceptional care and was a popular resident; often found to wander the halls, visiting. She always had a smile for her fellow residents; even when she tended to boss them around.
Patricia Arlene (Norman) Gaudio was born on December 8, 1938 In Manhattan, NYC. She was the youngest daughter born to Arthur and Dorothy Jessee (Williams) Norman. Pat, as she was known by her friends married Richard Gaudio, Sr. on December 4, 1957 after knowing him 7 days. They met at the ice skating rink in New Haven, Connecticut and were married in Elkton, Maryland on December 4, 1957 by the Reverend Harold M., Davis.
Patricia had many professions over the years in the many places she lived. She enjoyed being retired the most. She collected angels, enjoyed reading books, and writing letters. She enjoyed the internet and the ability to keep in touch with her friends in Missouri. Patricia also enjoyed living closer to her family the last 10 years and spending time with her youngest granddaughter, Dominique, especially their favorite Friday activity; Bingo.
Patricia was predeceased by sister Nadine Norman in 1965, mother Dorothy Norman Ritz Williams in 1965, Father, Arthur Norman in 1970, son Donald John Gaudio in 1989, husband Richard Gaudio, Sr., in 2006, brother Ronald Norman in 2008, and sister Beverly (Norman) Banks in 2014.
Patricia is survived by her son Richard Gaudio, Jr., daughter Terri (Tim) LaRue. 5 Grandchildren Dominique Gaudio, Donald John Gaudio, Jr. (J.J.) and Zack Gaudio (Hannah Lavin), Jordan LaRue (Joe Fletcher) and Mark LaRue (Sara). Niece, Pamela Banks (Albert Wahl), great Niece Wendy Taylor and daughter Olivia, and 4 great-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.
Patricia had pre-arranged herself to be donated to Quinnipiac School of Medicine. Her desire was for future doctors and professionals to learn more about diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this was not possible. She was a giving and loving woman to the end.
The family wishes to extend deep appreciation and thanks to the staff of Newington Rapid Recovery Center, Alzheimer's Wing, for the wonderful care Patricia received during this trying time.
A Memorial service will be planned by the family in the future.
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