Anna D. (Hallenbeck) Pate, 93, wife of George R. Pate, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2018 at Marlborough Health Care Center. She was born August 30, 1924 in Longmeadow, MA, the daughter of the late Olive (Chapman) and Joseph Hallenbeck. Anna lost her mother at an early age, and grew up in Glastonbury, CT, raised by her grandparents in the family home now known as the Welles-Chapman Tavern. She met her husband during WWII on a blind date at Crescent Beach while he was stationed at the Groton Sub Base, and they were married in 1946. Their first home was in Manchester; then they resided in Windham for many years before moving to Hebron in 2001. Anna enjoyed antiquing and decorating her home with her finds. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques and collectibles, grew beautiful gardens, and was a wonderful cook. A special joy to her was time spent with family, especially her 4 grandchildren, watching them grow and celebrating their accomplishments. Anna was a member of the Gilead Congregational Church. In addition to her husband of 71 years, Anna is survived by her son, John Pate and his wife Fearn; her daughter, Laurie Larsen and her husband Donald; her grandchildren, Megan Poske and her husband Charles, John Pate and his wife, Nathalie, Lindsay Larsen and Melissa Larsen. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Melinda.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Anna’s life will be held Friday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the Gilead Congregational Church, 672 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT. Family will receive friends following the service, and all are invited to stay for a light lunch hosted by the Gilead Church Women’s Fellowship. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to the Gilead Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 672 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Gilead Congregational Church Memorial Fund
672 Gilead Street, Hebron CT 06248