Obituary: Patricia A. (Mello) Mahoney, 79, of Stratford

Patricia A. (Mello) Mahoney, 79, of Stratford, State of CT social worker, wife of Frank A. Mahoney, died April 14, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, Mass. on Sept. 27, 1936, daughter of the late Serafim and Mary (Moniz) Mello.

Besides her husband, survivors include children, Mary Ellen Sharnick of Stratford,  Sarah Voccola and her husband, Ray of Stratford, Michael Mahoney of Shelton and Carol Boyle and her husband, Mike also of Stratford, six grandchildren, brothers, John Mello and his wife, Suzanne of Massachusetts and Serry Mello and his wife, Ginger of Nevada, a sister, Rosemary Nolan of Massachusetts, a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Also predeceased by two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and a niece.

Services: Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m., St. Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Visiting hours: Monday, 4-8 p.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.

Memorial contributions: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.