Cartwright Funeral Homes


FANTASIA, Patricia “Pat” E. (Gaudreau), 64-year resident of Braintree, passed away after a period of failing health December 22, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Benjamin “Ben” Fantasia, loving mother of Mark E. Fantasia and his wife Charlyn of San Antonio TX, Yvonne Bishkoff and partner Bob Woodbury of Florham Park NJ, and Philip M Fantasia and his wife Mervi of Bedford, MA. Dear daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne (Goudreau) Gaudreau. Devoted sister of Theresa St. Pierre of ME, and the late Solange Galipeau and Majella Gaudreau. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as many treasured friends and neighbors. Patricia was born in Westbrook, ME where she grew up and attended school. She was a graduate of Westbrook High School Class of 1947, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1950, Portland ME. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse and worked at Quincy City Hospital, Quincy MA for over 25 years. She wore her nurse’s hat until the day she retired. Many neighbors remember her as the “angel nurse” who helped many on Stonewood Lane. She was an active communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth MA and member of the Ladies Sodality. She was also an enthusiastic Patriots and Red Sox fan. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial visitation period Thursday evening January 25, 2018 from 4-8 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday January 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 55 Commercial Street, Weymouth, MA 02188. Committal will take place following Mass in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, MA.

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