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Patricia A. Richard

February 1, 1945 ~ January 10, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Patricia A. (Sullivan) Richard, 77, of Durham Passed away January 10, 2023.  She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Gene Richard. 

Pat was born in New Haven on February 1, 1945.  She is predeceased by her mother Katherine (Redden) Sullivan, her father John Sullivan, and her daughter Erin. She is survived by her Husband Gene, daughter Megan, son Sean, son-in-Law Brendan Licata, and her seven grandchildren, Kieran, Brigid, Maura, Sinead, Finbar, Seamus, and Aoife.

Pat was raised in West Haven, and received her RN from Grace New Haven School of Nursing.  She would further her education by receiving a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College.  She worked her entire career at Yale New Haven Hospital in several departments, but her passion was for her work with Pediatric Cardiology. 

The only thing that would overshadow her love of her patients at the hospital was her love for her family.  Pat was deeply involved in all the activities that her children pursued.  Whether it be through helping to fundraise for Girl Scouts, being an active member of “POPS” (Parents of Performers), or just being present at all activities, Pat always put her whole heart into it.

Pat was the epitome of a great hostess as well.  She could cook anything, and was always ready to be part of the party.  Her love of theater, music, gardening, and socializing has been passed down to her children and grandchildren who continue to spread the love of the arts with the world around them. Her favorite vacation spot has also become a generational tradition as her grandchildren have come to love Alden Camps as much as she did.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital or to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale (

There will be a Celebration of Life Mass at Notre Dame Church, 272 Main St. Durham, CT on January 18, 2023 at 10 a.m., and burial at Mica Hill Cemetery for family and close friends.  Arrangements are under the direction of Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford, CT.

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Celebration of Life
January 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Notre Dame Church
272 Main St.
Durham, CT 06422


Mica Hill Cemetery
Mica Hill Road
Durham, CT 06422


Yale New Haven Hospital
PO Box 1849, New Haven CT 06508

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Office of Development
PO Box 1849, New Haven CT 06508
Tel: 1-203-688-9644


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