Patricia "Patt" Minney-Juliano

Patricia "Patt" Minney-Juliano, 60, beloved wife of Eugene A. Juliano of Granby, passed away January 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital after ending her courageous battle with lung cancer. Born and raised in Indian Orchard, MA, Patt was a graduate of Cathedral High School and later received her bachelor's degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. On Halloween in 1989, Patt married the love of her life, Gene, and the happy couple settled in Granby, CT. Patt worked tirelessly to establish the Farmington Valley's first leash-free dog park, DOGGS. Dog Owners of Granby Getting Social was a labor of love and as a founding member she was actively involved in everything from the design of the website to the organization of its annual fundraiser, DOGGS Days of August. For several years, Patt volunteered with the Connecticut Chapter of the , particularly in the areas of donations and website development. Patt also provided her website talents and financial skills to support the "Waste Not-Want Not" Community Kitchen in Granby. For the past 15 years, she was employed with the United States Postal Service, most recently as a Dispute Resolution Specialist. She cultivated many special friendships over the years. Patt was well known for her creativity and humor in developing farewell tributes to honor retiring colleagues. Patt was kind hearted and generous, always selflessly investing her time, talents, passion, and energy into everything she did. In addition to her husband, those left to cherish her memory include her "two boys", Carlisle and Blackjack; two sisters, Connie Williams of Indian Orchard, MA and Cecile Vermette of Denver, CO; two brothers, Donald Minney of Belchertown, MA and David Minney of Somers; an aunt, Lillian Daviau of Holyoke, MA; dear friend, Peg Weir of Virginia as well as numerous beloved nephews and nieces. Patt was predeceased by her parents, Louis Minney and Jeannette (Daviau) Minney and many aunts and uncles. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. with a time of sharing beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., in Granby. A celebration of Patt's life will be held at a later date this summer. Her family encourages honoring her memory by making a memorial donation to DOGGS, P.O. Box 334, Granby, CT 06035. To send online expressions of sympathy to her family, please visit

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Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home
364 Salmon Brook Street Granby, CT 06035

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 7, 2014