Patricia L. Whitlock, 67, of Southbury, died peacefully November 26, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Winchester, Conn., October 6, 1946, and was the daughter of Marjorie (Ringwood) Palmer of Southbury, and the late Emory Palmer, Jr.
She moved with her family in 1950s to Sandy Hook, where she attended local schools and graduated from Newtown High School.
A retired behavioral health services worker, Mrs Whitlock was employed with the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) at the former Fairfield Hills Hospital, and later with the group home program. She retired after 25 years of employment. In recent years, she was employed at Stop & Shop Super Market of Southbury.
She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, gardening, and her pets. She enjoyed the time spent with her family, and most especially her grandchildren, and regarded every one as being first and foremost. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three children and their spouses, Todd E. and Sara Palmer of New Fairfield, Holly M. and Ernest Racenet of Merton, Wisc., and Jennifer DeMartino and Jason Mucci of Woodbury; four brothers and wives, Jody A. and Donna Palmer, CT, Timothy J. and Pamela Palmer, Emory III and Patricia Palmer, and Terry Palmer; two sisters, Robin L. Deming and Dawn M. Palmer; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter; a brother, Dennis; and by a sister, Claudia.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank Ashley Phillips, RN, niece and cousin, for her compassion, care, and guidance during this difficult time in their lives.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, November 30, at 2 pm, in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home Saturday, after 12 noon.
Contributions in Mrs Whitlock’s memory and honor may be made to Animals for Life, Inc, Route 63 and Woodside Avenue, Middlebury CT 06762.