Patricia “Pat” Ann Dye, 62, of Winsted, formerly of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly after a heart attack Friday, July 23, 2021.
She was born Sept. 26, 1958, to Clinton and Eleanor “Tootsie” (Farniok) Pearson in Watertown.
Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Pat was united in marriage to James William Dye Dec. 2, 1977, at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano. Pat and Jim made their home in Watertown, where they raised their three sons.
Pat was extremely proud of the men they all grew to be. She and Jim spent the last several years in Winsted.
Being raised on the family farm gave her deep family roots. As she grew into a lady with a big heart, she became a caregiver to many, even known to be called a second mother to some of her nieces and nephews.
Pat could be competitive in a good game of Skip-Bo or Sequence. If you were looking for her, she could be found playing a computer game, or making a batch of her well-known bars.
Family get togethers and weekend BBQs were always something she looked forward to. As busy as she was, spending time with her grandkids was the most important thing these days; playing jokes and teasing them. Hearing the laughter from them will remind us of her spirit.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents: Clinton and Eleanor Pearson; father-in-law William Dye; niece Darlene First; great- niece Victoria Pearson.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, of 43 years; children Tim (Kim) Dye, Bob (Alison) Dye, Mike (Pearl) Dye; three grandchildren Zach Dye, Mallory Dye, and Lucas Dye; siblings Jerry (Sheila) Pearson, Joan Pearson, Kenny (Donna) Pearson, Kevin (Chris) Pearson; mother-in-law Ruth Dye; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Debbie (Paul) Hanson, Annette (Brian) Krause, Donna Dye, Roger (Becky) Dye; as well as many other family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano.
Visitation will take place in the church Sunday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. rosary service.
Visitation will continue Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.