|Patricia A. Coleman, "Patti"|
Patricia A. Coleman, "Patti"
Longtime Lowellian and cashier at Market Basket in Chelmsford;
Patricia A. (McMillan) Coleman, 71, recently of North Chelmsford, lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of Andre J. “Andy” Coleman with whom she recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on August 2, 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1945, the daughter of the late Warrant Officer William L. McMillan, killed in action during the Korean War, and the late Elizabeth (Garland) McMillan, who passed in 1998.
Patti attended St. Margaret’s School and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the Class of 1963. She went on to earn her degree from Aquinas College in Newton, MA.
Prior to her retirement, Patti was a cashier at Market Basket in Chelmsford for many years and known fondly by her co-workers and customers as "the mayor of the area." Patti was well known for her sunny personality and infectious smile which brought joy to everyone. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.
An avid reader, Patti also loved shopping and travelling. However, her true passion was spending time with her family especially her six grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her two daughters June Coleman – Menezes and her husband Colin of Pepperell and Julie O’Malley and her husband Stephen of Tyngsborough; six grandchildren Eiley O’Malley, Shannah O’Malley, Maya Menezes, Miles Menezes, Blake Menezes and Lucia Menezes; her sister Mary L. McGuirk of Prince Edward Island, Canada; several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock (Please Meet at Church) followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to make contributions in her memory may make them to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.