MERIDEN - Geraldine Joan "Gerry" (Paluszewski) Patry, 79, of Meriden, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Masonic Health Center, Wallingford. She was the loving wife of Ronald John Patry for 49 years.
She was born at home in Meriden, May, 1933, to Leon and Antoinette (Misiorski) Paluszewski. She was a graduate of Meriden High School class of 1952. She worked at Kresege's for several years. She married Ronald John Patry on Nov. 28, 1963. She volunteered for many years at Special Olympics
and her children's schools serving hot meals, working numerous bazaars, and chaperoned field trips. She was a member of the Children of Mary Society of St. Stanislaus Church, Meriden, and a parishioner of St. Joseph Church, Meriden. She camped for 26 years at Pequot Ledge Campground, Oakdale, where she played bingo, walked her faithful friend, Midnight, and made many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald John, of Meriden; her two children, Marc Patry and his wife, Maritza, of Naugatuck, Sherry Cole and her husband, Perry, of Plainville; her grandchildren whom she adored, Zachariah and Spencer Cole, of Plainville, Nesha and Ralph Figueroa, of Naugatuck; great-granddaughter, Savannah; her sister, Marianna Page Glidden, of Orleans, Mass.; her sisters-in-law, Evelyn Lepak and Lucille Paluszewski, both of Meriden; brother-in-law, Carl Forster, of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Napoleone and Odinace Patry; her brothers, Walter and Leon Paluszewski; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Forster, Yvette Patry; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Glidden, Julien, Roland, and Gerald Patry; and several friends.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. Burial will be private. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Patry may be made to St. Joseph School, 159 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450.