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 Patrice M. <I>Connelly</I> Abruzzo

Patrice M. Connelly Abruzzo

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 25 Jul 2006 (aged 44)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 95421989 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Linda Burton Kochanov
  • Added: 16 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95421989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrice M. Connelly Abruzzo (6 Aug 1961–25 Jul 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95421989, citing Saint Denis Cemetery, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .