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Patricia (DeDora) St. Germain
January 15, 1966 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
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Pawtucket- Patricia (DeDora) St.Germain, 57, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind the love of her life, her soulmate and best friend, David R. St.Germain. Patricia and David met in 1991, married in 1994, and have been loyal and loving life partners ever since, supporting each other through life's good times and bad, and sharing more than a few deep belly laughs and homemade pizzas along the way.
Patricia was the beloved only child of the late Michele "Mike" and Jean (Nimmo) DeDora. Patricia lived in the Fairlawn section of Pawtucket for most of her life. She was a vocal advocate for her neighborhood and took great satisfaction in organizing community projects, such as neighborhood FACT meetings, clean-up events, and the Stop the Dump: No New Transfer Station in Pawtucket campaign. Patricia was a member of the Pawtucket 6th Ward Democratic Committee and served on the Board of Directors for the RI Coalition for Children and Families.
A strong believer in public education, Patricia earned bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy and a master's degree in Agency Counseling from Rhode Island College. She spent her 34-year career working at the Key Program, holding a variety of direct care and management positions, retiring as Chief Operating Officer. Patricia felt deeply privileged to work for the betterment of children, youth, and families. She felt especially honored to train and supervise countless human service professionals who started their careers at the Key Program. Some of those individuals became her dearest friends.
Patricia enjoyed classic and foreign films, reading novels and modern poetry, cooking and baking, 80s British alternative music, and power walking. She also enjoyed traveling to Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands. Some of her happiest memories involved simple pleasures like lounging on her patio with her husband, reading the Sunday New York Times, eating cold, eggplant parmesan sandwiches on the beach, and working in her garden. She loved her family and friends and took great joy in spending time with them and feeding them.
In addition to her beloved husband, Patricia is survived by her loving cousins Susan Ribezzo (Frank), Alexander Punchak (Martha), Darlene Costa Lambert (Matthew), Karen Pope, Christian Campbell (Sean), Frank Ribezzo (Claudia), Lisa Ribezzo (Jay), Christina DeDora and Cheryl Pynn. She also leaves three Godchildren and a cherished circle of friends, whom she regarded as the family she gave to herself.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visiting hours at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10AM-12PM with a memorial service at 12PM. A celebration of Patricia's life will immediately follow at Lancellotta's Restaurant, 1113 Charles St., North Providence.