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DR. PATRICIA A. MERCAITIS


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DR.  PATRICIA A. MERCAITIS Obituary
MERCAITIS, Dr. Patricia A. Age 68, passed away in Brewster, MA on 9/7/18. Born 2/16/1950 to Anthony S. Mercaitis and Charlotte Connelly Mercaitis, she graduated from Boston College (1971), UMass at Amherst Ph.D. (1983). She was a professor of Speech Language Pathology at UMass Amherst. Pat married Daniel Fajardo in 1983 (d. 1997). She is survived by daughters Sarah Fajardo (m. Kris Graves), Jessica Fajardo, brother Paul A. Mercaitis (m. Suzanne Mercaitis), sisters Paula McGrath (m. James McGrath, Jr.), and Frances Brouillette, sisters-in-law Monica Fajardo (m. Coleen Hunt), and brother-in-law, Ray Fajardo (m. Chris). She is survived by many nieces, nephews, a godson, extended family and friends. "Pat"/"Patti," enjoyed traveling, cooking, live music, and dancing. Pat is remembered for her wit, strength of character, fun spirit, and compassion. A Funeral Mass will be held on 9/12/18 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans, MA. There will also be a gathering to celebrate her life in Amherst, MA in October 2018.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 9, 2018
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