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Patricia Ann (Tedesco) LaGrega

March 17, 1939 ~ October 26, 2018 (age 79)

Patricia Ann LaGrega, 79, of Colchester, widow of the late Richard A. LaGrega, passed away Friday (Oct. 26, 2018) at home.  Born on March 17, 1939 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Adelaide (Benedetti) Tedesco.  Only second to that of her family, Pat had an incredible love for the community of Colchester.  After her children started school, she first took a position with Social Services and later ran and won the election for Town Clerk / Tax Collector (at that time it was a joint position) in January of 1978.  The posts eventually became separate and she retired as Town Clerk in November of 1999 after serving tirelessly for 22 years.  Mrs. LaGrega was also a very active member of the Colchester Democratic Town Committee.  She leaves three children, Richard LaGrega and his fiancée, Kathy Ciopryna of Colchester, Diane LaGrega of Colchester and Cheryl Stanton and her husband, William of Richmond, VA; eight grandchildren (and their spouses), Jayme (Jamie), Richard (Kim), Nicole (Josh), Taylor (Steven), Shannon (Evan), Anthony, Sophia and James; nine great grandchildren, Tommy, Blake, Camden, Evangeline, Anwyn, Luca, Finn, Mia, and Gianna; and her sister, Rita Piccone of Burlington, MA.  In addition to her beloved husband of nearly 50 years, who predeceased her in 2005 and her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Daniel; and four siblings, John, Sonny, Ted, and Dorothy.  The Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Wednesday (Oct. 31st) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester.  There are no calling hours and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, in recognition of their unfailing support to Pat, her family and the community, the family suggests that donations in her memory be made to the Colchester-Hayward Vol. Fire Co., 18-54 Old Hartford Road, Colchester 06415.  Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.  

Donations may be made to:

Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department
52 Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415

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