Joan Patricia Mullane

Stratford, CT.  Joan Patricia Mullane, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  She was the youngest of seven children of Thomas and Agnes Minogue, who predeceased her. Pat was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Harding High School, Class of 1951.  She and her husband "Bill" (WIlliam R. Mullane) were married 56 years at his passing in March 2013.  They raised five children: Kevin, Brian, Ellen, David and Karin at there home on Duane Place in Bridgeport, CT.  Pat was a hands on mom and always there for her kids and their activities.  Later, she worked as a teller at the Connecticut National Bank down the hill from their home.

In 1985, Pat and Bill retired to their cul-de-sac home on Willett Boulevard in Pilot Knob, NY.  The next 30 years were full of family gatherings and grandchildren beginning with Corey, Kelsey, Patrick, Lauren, Erin and Colleen.  Pat was always a timeless caregiver to her family.  She enjoyed time with the garden club, the Glens Falls Hospital Guild and the Pilot Knob Association.  It was well know to neighbors that if you wanted to get to work or school on time, you needed to be on the Pilot Knob Road before Mrs. Mullane left for the general store in the morning.  Pat was fond of the community at Pilot KNob, especially the Willett and Lindsay families.  

Pat was well traveled and made many trips over the years. From her honeymoon in Bermuda, her voyage on the QE2 and her lovely journey to Ireland with her husband Bill.  She had fun with her sister-in-law Carol LaPrise on a trip to Las Vegas and California. She also made trips to Florida, Cuba and Hawaii in support of the Naval careers of her daughter and son-in-law, Navy Captains, Karin and Michael Vernazza. She enjoyed her "snowbird trips" to Boca Raton, FL to visit her son Brian and his family at their home.  It was on these visits that her grandson, Corey would make it clear that Pat was "My Gramma" as he did not want others interferring with their together time. 

In Pat's final year, she returned to Shelton, CT, where she lived at Split Rock, enjoying her time with old and new friends.  Pat met Joe Cowden and they shared Sunday church services, baseball games and stage shows that kept them out past curfew.  The Mullane family would like to thank the staff at Split Rock and her daughter-in-law Sarah, for making her final year so special.  Pat is going straight to heaven as a devote Catholic and the absolute nicest person in the world.

In memory of Pat, the family requests that you take time to think of others before yourself, be kind adn help bring joy to others on your way through life.

A wake was held on Friday April 8 from 6 to 10PM in "The Room" at Vazzy's in Stratford, CT.  A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Lawrence Church, Shelton, CT on April 9. Interment was private.  

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