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Hilda "Pat" R. (Souza) Robbins Pszczola

December 28, 1924 ~ November 21, 2018 (age 93)

Hilda “Pat” R. (Souza) Robbins Pszczola, 93, beloved wife of James A. Robbins who predeceased her in 1969 and later by her second husband, John Pszczola, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. Born on December 28, 1924 in New Bedford, MA, a loving daughter of Antonio M. and Diolinda (Rocha) Souza, she was raised and educated in New Bedford, before becoming a longtime resident of East Longmeadow. Pat held a variety of jobs throughout her working career from working as a clerk to working as a caterer. She had a multitude of talents that could be applied to any task. Pat along with her family enjoyed playing cards and an assortment of board games. She was considered by her family as happy and care free person. Pat enjoyed happy hour with her friends and loved to dance, whether it was ballroom or contemporary. In her youth, she also enjoyed roller skating. Pat leaves behind her beloved daughters, Susan Dilley of Chicopee and Cynthia Waymaster and her husband, John, of Caseville, MI; her four cherished grandchildren, David J. Lesure of Springfield, Tracey Truman of Norwood, MA, Jennifer Homan of Detroit, MI and Michelle Rinaca of Sarasota, FL; and eleven great grandchildren, Ashley, Avarey, Dylan, Zacharey, Jessica, Lauren, Sierra, Savanah, Lacey, Kyle, and Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also predeceased by her brother, Alfred Souza and sister, Florinda “Suzy” Reed, and her longtime companion, Harry Simard. A private burial will be held for Pat at a later date at Sherman Cemetery in Rochester, MA. There are no calling hours. Hafey Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name may be made to East Longmeadow Council on Aging, 328 N. Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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