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Patricia Rita Frugoli Hatcher COLUMBIA - Patricia Rita Frugoli Hatcher, 78 recently of Columbia, passed away August 1, 2020. Pat was born in Massachusetts to Olivo and Julia Frugoli and lived in Marshfield, MA until college. She earned a BA from UMass and traveled the world through her work in the Foreign Service. She met her husband in Vietnam and followed him followed him to Fort Jackson in Columbia in 1972. The couple lived in Elgin, SC and Pat worked for the SC Governor 's office and earned her MBA in the evenings before taking a position at the University of South Carolina as a Sponsored Programs Administrator. In 2002, she returned to Columbia and later retired. While she was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, she loved USC Gamecock baseball and all USC women's sports. She volunteered as a reader for the National Federation of the Blind in SC and enjoyed local theatre and opera. She loved good conversation, good food, and good friends, and found all of these. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by husband Charles Larry Hatcher. Surviving are one brother; William Frugoli and wife Donna of Marshfield, MA and step-daughter Valerie Trani of Rocky Point, NC. She leaves four nieces, Julia Frugoli of Central, SC, Beth (Frugoli) Demaine, of Epping, NH, Kimberly (Frugoli) Schuler of Hampstead, NH and Heather Frugoli of Marshfield, MA. She was a loving great-aunt to six grand-nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many people. Pat will join her husband in rest at Florence National Cemetery Aug 11. The family will have a service of remembrance at a later date. For details about remembrances, visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.

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Published in The State on Aug. 5, 2020.
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August 21, 2020
Pat was a very special lady and made others feel special. I met Pat when Larry died. I worked with Larry and loved him and Pat and I became friends from then on. I will miss her letters greatly but happy to know she is with the Lord and Larry.
Nancy Walker
August 10, 2020
Pat was a terrific colleague and collaborator in her work on campus... and became a good friend as the years unfolded. We'll miss her!
Mark Tompkins
August 10, 2020
Pat was a wonderful colleague and friend... She was a valuable resource on campus... and a good friend as well. She'll be missed!
Mark Tompkins
August 8, 2020
This lady was more than an amazing neighbor. She was a once in a lifetime friend. An energetic cheerleader in every situation.She supplied my elderly parents and I with an abundance of cookies at xmas,easter baskets at easter and cards for every holiday,even cards for days we did not know they had cards.She did this so punctually.We knew when these occasions were coming by her cards. The flood put her out of her house she loved so much. but it never stopped the cookies and cards.Her cheerful hello from the other yard will never be replaced but the cherry tomatoes she planted along the fence have spread all thru our azaleas and at this time every year there are hundreds of them bright red and tasty. It amazed her that they came back at all. We just recently told her and she was delighted.She no longer suffers but we will always wish she was here with us. Always in our hearts. Sarah +Billy Moore
Billy Moore
August 5, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Julia Parris
August 5, 2020
Such a wonderful friend from our school days in Marshfield through our college years, marriage and beyond. She was always there.....funny, thoughtful, loyal. Oh how I will miss her.
Sue Hobbs Collins
August 4, 2020
Pat was a lot of fun and a wonderful friend. She will be missed. My condolences to her family...
Sheila King
August 4, 2020
Pat was a great friend to many and field hockey goalie extraordinaireI! She was clever and could always be depended on to have a new idea about everything. I will always remember her for her smile and sense of humor. Love and prayers to all of Pat's family and may she rest in peace.
Gail Salvetti
August 4, 2020
My heart is broken. Pat had a twinkle in her eye and an enormous heart. Her kindness for others was unmatched. My dearest friend, I will miss you every day. Heaven has just gained a very special angel. We were truly blessed to have known Pat. Love and prayers to all her family as we mourn her loss, but know she is now at peace.
Doreen Jones
August 4, 2020
Her smile says it all.
Lillian Hope Dowdey
August 3, 2020
I will miss you Pat.. I would like to send my condolences to her family. May your fond memories see you through..
I will miss you Pat.. I would like to send my condolences to her family. May your fond memories see you through..
Susan Husman
August 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a wonderful lady and I so enjoyed her. She would always brighten up my day. I will surely miss her. She is in far better hands with her Heavenly Father, no pain, and a new body.
God bless each of you as you mourn the loss of a special lady, we all loved.
Catherine Shuler
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