Patricia (Patsy) Ahern, age 89, of Branford passed away peacefully at her home on October 7, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Ahern. Patricia was born in New Haven, Connecticut on October 16, 1930 to the late Joseph and Mary (Vaspasiano) Simone.
Son, Frank P. (Victoria) Ahern and grandson, Andrew Guarino preceded her in death. She is survived by: daughters, Trisha and Catherine Ahern; son, William (Mary) Ahern; grandchildren, Francis (Patricia) Ahern, Jr.; Maria (Michael) Ahern Bronson; Danny Guarino; Will (Casey) Guarino; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Cohen; Angelina and Anthony DeBenedet; Rocco Ahern; Frank Ahern III; Presley Marie Guarino; godchild, Donna Perrelli.
Patricia is also survived by: sisters, Justine (Harry) Savenelli; Josie Curello and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Mary Lou (Beansie) Perrelli; Barbara Perrotti; brothers, Joseph (Rose) Simone; John (Deb) Simone.
Patsy was a selfless, caring woman and devoted to her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy. They affectionately called her “Gram” and “GiGi.” She helped others through her volunteer work at Sarah’s Cupboard and worked to the age of 75. Patsy provided a lifetime of memories with cooking for the holidays and instilling in all of us, her passion for music and dancing.
We will deeply miss her vivacious laugh and the many lives she touched. Patsy leaves all of us with her infamous words, “Whatever will be, will be” (Que Sera Sera).
Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Road, North Branford on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, 731 Main Street, Branford at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Connecticut Hospice in memory of Patricia, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
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