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Patricia A. Amstead

1940 2014 MONTEREY Patricia Ann Amstead, 74, of Fox Hill Road, Monterey, died peacefully at home on May 10, 2014. She was born in Canaan, Conn. on Jan. 29, 1940, daughter of the late Michael J. Oates and Eleanor Commons. Patricia attended New Marlborough Central School and graduated from Mount Everett High School in 1958. She married Donald Amstead Jr. on Feb. 27, 1960, in East Canaan, Conn. She raised their five children in Monterey and after many years as a homemaker, worked for the Town of Monterey before retiring. Patricia enjoyed bowling, traveling to Vermont, Maine, and Canada, and spending time with her family. Patricia is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald Amstead Jr.; her five children, Mark Amstead and his wife, Theresa, of Monterey, Keith Amstead of Sheffield, Glen Amstead of Monterey, Scott Amstead of Monterey, and Jill Hughes and her husband, Tim, of North Egremont; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Cody, Molly, Mitchell, Matthew, and Cheyenne Amstead and Caitlin Hughes; a great-grandson, Jordan Little; a brother, Shaun Oates of California, as well as her nephew, Shane Oates, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Michael Oates. FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating the life of the late Patricia A. Amstead will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Monterey, 449 Main Street in Monterey, conducted by Rev. Liz Goodman, pastor. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME. Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to either HospiceCare in the Berkshires or the through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to her family through www.finnertyandstevens.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 13, 2014
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