Tribute to Mary Patenaude

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  1. Jeanette says:


  2. Maddy says:

    I enjoyed reading this. I knew Mary as a buisness owner in Pomfret where I stopped in normally once a week, and have been doing this for over 20 years, so I’ve talked with her about many things over the years and the playful Mary you describe, I certainly was able to see that she had a playful side. I always enjoyed talking with her. You have written a beautiful tribute.

  3. Steve Martin says:

    I wish that I had had the chance to meet her. I will look her up if I am blessed to go where she is know.

    I did have a father who was very much like Mary. In that respect, I feel as if I did know her.

    God bless you for writing this beautiful tribute to a wonderful person.

  4. Beth Thaxton (Mary's baby sister) says:

    When given the opportunity to say something on behalf of my family, I was pretty much at a loss for words. My memories are mostly from childhood… and several brief ones from over the years from various family functions and vacations. (Our family spread out to points as far as Wisconsin and Florida, so it came to a point where we mostly gathered for weddings and funerals.) 🙁

    In every memory I have of Mary, she is smiling – no matter what the circumstance. She lived every day, and loved every minute. Her beauty and spirit will continue to be present and surround her family and friends. I was humbled and honored by the generousity from everyone this past weekend. While I always try to be the best person I can be, hearing stories of Mary’s kindness over the years has inspired me anew. xxoo

  5. Kathy says:

    Thank you, Heather, for this wonderful tribute and praise of Mary. You have captured her kindness, generosity and fun-loving spirit. Aren’t we all so lucky to have been touched by her?

  6. jo senecal says:

    Breathtaking tribute to an incredibly cherished and talented woman. Much love to her entire family. Another Star in the Sky shines brightly upon Camp.

  7. Ericka Laurens says:

    this tribute could not have been written better if God wrote it himself… today I think I will dance crazy with my kids, bake some cookies with them and laugh until we cry… She is an inspiration to us grown ups to remember your never to old to laugh and have fun and to children to grown up with love, laughter, and direction for better things in life…

  8. Cheylo says:

    mary was hands down the most inspiring person i have met i worked with her for a few years and she was the best boss and person ive known i will forever remember her anyone who had the pleasure to know her knows how lucky they were god bless her and the rest of the family

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