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PATRICK H. STRONG SR. - COLCHESTER/ RICHMOND - Patrick H. Strong Sr., 75, died peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston, surrounded by his loving family. Pat was born in Richmond on March 15, 1939, the son of James and Geraldine (Call) Strong. Pat served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked for most of his career as a paint and carpet salesman for Bard Home Decorating. He also worked for Lowe Brothers and Sherwin Williams for many years. After retirement, he drove for SSTA for Milton Senior Meals. Patrick was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10417 in Milton. On Aug. 28, 1965, he married Carol Ellison in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Rutland. In addition to Carol, Pat is survived by his children, Jay Strong and wife, Patricia, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Patrick H. Strong Jr. and wife, Laurie, of North Ferrisburg, and Ann Marriott of Colchester; grandchildren, Evan, Renee Strong, and Jessica Marriott; sisters, Connie Curran of Colorado, Barbara Hanlon of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mary Boccio of Burlington; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, James, William, Doug and Joseph. Pat's family wishes to thank Dr. James Dougherty for his kind and compassionate care extended to Pat during his illness. It is greatly appreciated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Colchester. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Richmond in the spring. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. Memorials in Pat's memory may be made to the Groovy Lunch Bunch, c/o Shirley Bunnell, 430 Middle Road, Milton, VT 05468. Online condolences may be made to

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Mar. 19, 2014
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