Patricia Stevens Sully was born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 20, 1922, to the late Leslie B. and Doris G. Stevens. She was the sister of the late Rachel Stevens Jester. Pat died on January 5, 2014 at the Overlook Medical Center. She grew up in Plantsville, Connecticut, attended Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Skidmore College in 1943, where she was president of the Dance Club. She then worked in New York for Daniel Starch & Staff until January 26, 1946, when she married (then Lieutenant) John G. Sully. They had known each other since age 14. Pat and Jack are the parents of Jacquelyn Sully Jennett (James) and John Stevens Sully (Jayne), the grandparents of Dr. Heather Jennett Sponberg (Brant) and Brooke Jennett Koch (Robert).Great grandson is Rowan James Sponberg. Pat is the aunt of four Jester siblings (Thomas, Susan, Christina, Gretchen). Patricia was an active person. She was co-founder and a Past President of Mobile Meals of Westfield, a tennis enthusiast and a participant in bridge groups. She was a long time member of First Congregational Church of Westfield. She enjoyed summers at the family home in Brewster, Massachusetts. She has lived in Westfield since September 1947, except for three years in California. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Westfield on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 3:00 pm. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield. Memorial contributions may be made to that church (125 Elmer Street, Westfield, NJ 07090).
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Published in The Cape Codder from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2014