Charlton- Patricia Ann Barnes Letourneau, 48, of 1 Old Town Road, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in St. Vincent’s Hospital.
She leaves behind her father, Edwin Barnes, and siblings Rebecca Barnes and her partner Jeffrey Caporale of Oxford, Jessica Hast and her husband Derek of Charlton, Jennifer Lotter and her husband Glenn of Charlton, Jill Barnes of Charlton, and Jonathan Benoit and his wife Amanda of Saco, Maine. Patty also leaves behind her 10 nieces and nephews, Cooper, Amelia, Bridget, Samantha, Nicholas, Wyatt, Gabrielle, Annie, Adam, Emerson, and her grandmother Patricia Demoga. She is predeceased by her mother, Marjorie (Midge) Barnes and her grandparents Merton and Anna Barnes.
Patty graduated from Shepherd Hill in 1990 and went on to Endicott College for Graphic Design. She continued her education at Becker College and graduated as a paralegal and worked for a law firm in Worcester. She enjoyed crafting, drawing, listening to music, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She loved family gatherings and holiday parties. Patty always wanted to help others and was a dedicated member of the Charlton Federated Church. She was not only an active member, but also helped in the nursery and taught Sunday school classes for many years. Patty had an infectious laugh that brought a smile to everyone around her.
At the young age of 24, Patty was stricken ill and had multisystem-organ-failure. Patty lived at home where she was cared for and deeply loved by her family. Patty taught us all how to be resilient, compassionate, and strong. She taught us to live every day to the fullest and to take nothing for granted. We take comfort knowing that on her mother’s 70th birthday, Patty joined her in heaven.
We would like to thank all the Personal Care Assistants and the Seven Hills staff of Hope Ave, Worcester that cared for Patty throughout the years. We would also like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Their compassion and care for Patty and our family in the final days will not be forgotten.
Due to covid, there will be a private service for immediate family only. A celebration of life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. The funds received will improve the lives of brain injury survivors across the Commonwealth. Donations by mail can be made out to BIA-MA and sent to 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581.
THE ROBERT J. MILLER- CHARLTON FUNERAL HOME, 175 Old Worcester Road is assisting family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence please visit RJMillerfunerals.net