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Patricia B. Reault

1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Patricia B. Reault Obituary

Patricia B. Reault, dearly beloved wife of Robert J. Reault for 66 years, passed away on June 30, 2014. Born in Detroit, Michigan, January 7, 1926, Pat was the daughter of Harry Lancaster Buller MD and Lou Faxon Buller. She was a 1946 graduate of Greenbrier College for Women in Lewisburg, WV and a 1948 graduate of Michigan State University, majoring in Psychology. In addition to her husband, Pat leaves her daughter Janice McKusick and her husband Michael of Storrs, and granddaughters Jenna and Casey; her son Robert and his wife Maureen and granddaughter Lindsay and grandson Ryan; and her son Thomas and his wife Adrienne and grandson Tommy, all of South Windsor. Pat and Bob moved to Manchester from Detroit in 1957, where she was active in the Child and Family Services, The Women's Club of Manchester, the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The Lutz Jr. Museum, and taught Sunday School at St. Mary's Episcopal Church for seventeen years. They moved to Danville CA in 1978 where Pat became a member of the Women's Club of Danville, The Danville-Alamo Artist Society, where she won many awards for her artwork, and a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Choir. She also volunteered at the Thrift Station, which benefited a mental health center for children. Upon her husband's retirement in 1989, Pat and Bob moved to Sun City West, Arizona and spent the summers in Manchester. She maintained her interest in art in Arizona by joining the Sun City West Artist Association and the West Valley Art Museum, and she volunteered there as a docent for thirteen years. She sang in the Episcopal Church of the Advent Choir, and was a member of the Estrella Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2003, Manchester became their primary home again. Before her death Pat was a member of the Orford Parish Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a retired member of the St. Mary's church choir. She cherished her friendships with the members of her bridge club in Manchester for over fifty years. Pat took part in bible studies wherever she lived, and was always interested in the arts, visiting many museums in this country and in Europe. Memorial calling hours will be on Thursday, July 3 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St., Manchester. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, July 4, 10:00 am at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 41 Park St. Manchester. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Book of Remembrance of St. Mary's Church or a . To leave a message of condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 1, 2014
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