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Patricia Mary Cuddy, 50, of Torrington, CT, wife of Thomas M. McKenna died peacefully on December 29, 2012 at the home of her sister, Ann Cuddy Thomsen, of Westwood, MA, surrounded by her loving family, and her little dog, Tigger, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born at home in Bridgewater on November 26, 1962 to Sarah (Sally) Martin Cuddy and the late James T. Cuddy. A brother, James T. Cuddy Jr., two sisters, Sara C. Goodwin and Ann C. Thomsen, two nephews, James I. McMahon and Christopher J. Thomsen, and two nieces, Michela N. Thomsen and Kassidy L. Goodwin, also survive her. She was the granddaughter of the late, former First Selectman of New Milford, E. Paul Martin and Louise Heinen Martin. Her paternal grandparents were the late William J. Cuddy and Mary Reynolds Cuddy. At the time of her death, Marandola Fuel Service of New Milford employed her for nearly fifteen years. Prior to that, she worked at other home heating oil companies and Mercedes Benz of Danbury, CT where she met her husband. She was a 1980 graduate of Shepaug Valley Regional High School. During her high school years, she worked with her Dad and Uncle at Cuddy's Service Station. She also shared her Dad's love of animals, caring for the many horses, dogs and other pets at home.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 10:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 26 Chestnut Land Road, New Milford, CT 06776. A Lunch Reception will immediately follow at Hilltop Farm Senior Center, 132 Hut Hill Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752. Burial at St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford is private.
In lieu of flowers or food, please consider making a donation to either the Patricia Cuddy Fuel Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 867, New Milford, CT 06776, established in her honor to assist those in need to heat their homes, or the Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
There are no calling hours. The Colonial Funeral Home, New Milford is handling arrangements. Information and on line condolences at HullFuneralService.com
Published in News Times on Jan. 1, 2013