Patricia A. “Pat” Gondek, 78, of Gardner died peacefully Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Heywood Hospital.
Born in Bessemer, Michigan on October 17, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Koski) Gondek.
Pat graduated from Troy High School in Troy, New Hampshire with the Class of 1958. She was employed for several years by the Registry of Motor Vehicles as a Clerk until her retirement in 2005. Previously, she was employed by Simplex Time Recorder and Digital Equipment Corporation.
She was an avid animal lover and donated to many animal care associations. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, watching T.V. and time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Pat leaves one son, Mark J. Russell of Westminster; one daughter, Cheryl A. LeBlanc and her husband Chad of Winchendon; one brother, John Gondek and his wife Bernice of Plainville, Connecticut; one sister, Cynthia Allen of Buxton, Maine; three grandchildren, Zachary Russell, Logan LeBlanc, and Lydia LeBlanc; one nephew, Stephen Gondek; two nieces Christina Meyers and Jessica Hollis; and several cousins.
Funeral Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Gardner Animal Control Facility, c/o Board of Health, 95 Pleasant Street, Room 29, Gardner, MA, 01440. Please make checks payable to the City of Gardner Shelter Fund.