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Patrice Zaniewski

March 21, 1949 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 69)

Patrice Zaniewski, 69, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday September 9, 2018. She was born in Fort Dix, NJ on March 21, 1949 to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Freitas) Landry. Patrice grew up in Middleboro, MA and upon marrying Walter J. Zaniewski, together they lived in Whately, MA. She was a manager for a supermarket full time as well as working as a devoted full time mother and wife. Her husband, Walter, predeceased her in 1992. Patrice was one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. She cared about her family more than anything and always put them before herself. Sacrifice was something she did often and willingly for her family. She loved her four grandchildren dearly and speaking with them on a daily basis always put a big smile on her face. Hearing their voices was wonderful but Patrice soon became thankful for facetime as a way to keep in touch and see their faces. Patrice had a special song that she shared with her grandson, Logan, entitled “You are My Sunshine”. She would always sing to him when he was young, and then it was turned around and in later years, Logan would sing to her. Even toward the end, it always made her smile when he sang to her. She is survived by her two sons, Donny and his wife Sarah and David; her four grandchildren, Logan, Liam, Isabelle and Luke; her siblings, Diane, Christine, Dodie and George; her nephews, nieces and dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Patrice on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Following the Mass, all are invited to gather at Diane’s home at 57 Forest St., Springfield, MA where the family may thank you personally for sharing in the special day. Memorial donations may be made in Patrice’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.


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