Patricia H. Vargas(1930 - 2018)

Patricia H. (Faulkner) Vargas, 87, of Stonington, Conn., predeceased by her husband, Austin A. Vargas, Fell Asleep in the Lord Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. May her memory be eternal!

Born in Northampton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Helen O'Reilly and was a long-time resident of Stonington.

Pat was a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass. and obtained a Master's in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island. She was a Librarian for many years with the Groton Public Library, where she retired in 1995.

Pat was a voracious reader and life-long learner. She had many interests, including a love of adventure and travel, having met her husband in Indonesia while teaching; to rounding the globe multiple times; to playing tennis and golf, drinking wine, and eating good food (especially ice cream!). She loved and was loved.

She is survived by her three sons, Joseph Vargas and his wife, Sharon, of Stonington, David Vargas and his wife, Catherine, of Rocky Hill, and Michael Vargas, of Stonington; eight grandchildren, Andrea Vargas, Amanda Magliari (Saverio), Natasha Bouley (Steven), Nicholas Vargas, Jennifer Bray (John), Jessica Vargas, Angela Connolly (Graham), and Katelyn Vargas; and five great-grandchildren. Pat was predeceased by her two sisters, Dottie O'Connell and Peggy Stephens; and by her long-time companion, Charlie Lathrop.

A visiting hour will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. at the Mystic Funeral Home, located on Route 1 in Mystic. Following the service, burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Stonington. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat can be made to either the (; or the Stonington Free Library (

Funeral Home

Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Route 1 51 Williams Ave. Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-2888

Published in The Westerly Sun on Sept. 2, 2018