Suppiah Pathmanathan

Suppiah Pathmanathan "Path," 74, of South Windsor, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, son of the late Suppiah and Sivapakyam Pillai, he leaves behind his wife, Chandra Pathmanathan of South Windsor; son, Jay; daughter-in-law, Kriti; and two beloved grandchildren, Kiyaan and Kaasni, of Newton, Mass.; and brothers, Chandrasekaran and Selvaraj of Tamil Nadu, India. He is predeceased by his brothers, Periasamy and Shanmugam; and sisters, Thailamai and Kamalam.

Path attended Trinity College in Sri Lanka, University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine, and completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Connecticut Medical School. Path married Chandra Nalathambie in 1973, and together they lived an extraordinary life spanning India, Sri Lanka, Europe, and ultimately settling in South Windsor, where Path raised his family and as a pediatrician cared for thousands of children in the Hartford area for over 30 years. He loved traveling, spending time with his family, especially playing with his grandchildren who miss their Thatha enormously, and volunteering his time to help children in need.

Family extends their deepest thanks to his many friends, relatives, and colleagues worldwide.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St, Manchester, with visitation prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon followed by Hindu services presided by Swami Shastri Vinayak Pathak.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 27 to Mar. 31, 2014