Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Abruzzos in:
 • Saint Denis Cemetery
 • Hopewell Junction
 • Dutchess County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Patrice M. Connelly Abruzzo
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 6, 1961
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 2006
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Patrice M. Abruzzo Connelly, 44, a lifelong area resident, died on
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a courageous
battle with cancer. Born on August 6, 1961 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of
the late Phillip M. Abruzzo and Mary Diomede Abruzzo of Wappingers Falls. She
was a 1983 graduate of Dutchess Community College with an A.S. in Engineering
Science and a 1985 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ with
a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from college, she began a
long career with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Poughkeepsie. She
worked as a Junior Engineer and an Assistant Engineer at the Roseton Generating
Station. She was then promoted to Supervisor of New Business Services and
Distribution Superintendent for the Poughkeepsie District. In 1993, she became
the Customer Services Manager for the Fishkill Division until 1995 when she was
promoted to the Manager of the Customer Quality and Services Division. Most
recently, she was the Manager of the Customer Account Services Division. Her
great zest for life led her to be involved in many community activities. She
volunteered with the United Way of Dutchess County as a Loaned Executive and as
the chair of Central Hudson's United Way Employee Campaign. In 1992, she was the
recipient of the YWCA Salute to Women and Industry Award for Dutchess County and
the Tribute to Women of Achievement Award for Orange County. She was a past
board member for the Dutchess County Girl Scout Council, YWCA, Big Brothers/ Big
Sisters and the Mid Hudson Civic Center. She was also a member of St. Columba
Church, Hopewell Jct. She loved fishing, golfing, cooking, motorcycle riding,
skydiving, and sports car racing. She had her pilot's license and was musically
inclined. On October 26, 2002 in Hughsonville, she married Sean Connelly, who
survives at home. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by
maternal grandmother, Frances Diomede, of Hopewell Jct.; her stepsons, Cody and
Tylar Connelly of Newburgh; her sister, Judith Abruzzo-Wasilewski and her
husband, Thomas of Staten Island; her father-in-law, Jack Barnum; her
sister-in-law, Kim Connelly of Myrtle Beach, SC and many friends.
Poughkeepsie Journal
Saint Denis Cemetery
Hopewell Junction
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Created by: Linda Burton Kochanov
Record added: Aug 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95421989
Patrice M. <i>Connelly</i> Abruzzo
Added by: Linda Burton Kochanov
Patrice M. <i>Connelly</i> Abruzzo
Cemetery Photo
Added by: eobfindagrave
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service