lifelong resident of Leominster; 87
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LEOMINSTER -- Patricia M. (Rist) Cocci, 87 years old, of Leominster, died November 13, 2012 in the Highlands in Fitchburg. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia L. Bennett and her husband Mack of Leominster, 2 sons Steven L. Cocci and his wife Beth of Leesburg, FL and William D. Cocci and his wife Eileen of Sterling, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Louis J. Cocci and brother Donald Rist.
Patricia was born February 6, 1925 in Leominster, daughter of Albert and Maude (Smead) Rist and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1942 and from Becker Junior College in 1944. She worked as a medical secretary in various doctor's offices for several years. She then was her husband's caregiver for over thirty years. Patricia was a member of the Leominster United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Emblem Club at the Leominster Lodge of Elks.
COCCI -- A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11 am in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral home, 106 West Street, Leominster. A calling hour will be held prior to the service from 10-11 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donation the Highlands Activity Fund, 335 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 14, 2012