Obituary of Patricia M. Oechsler
Patricia (Riley) Oechsler, 93 of South Glastonbury, CT, beloved wife of the late Franklin Oechsler passed away on Thursday, February 24, with her loving family by her side. “Pat” was born on July 16, 1928 in Long Island, New York. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Roberta Sweeney, and her son Jerrold Oechsler. Pat is survived by her children son James Oechsler and his wife Shelly of Lebanon; daughter Patricia Jacques & husband Jean of Marlborough; son Jonathan Oechsler & his wife Holly of Coventry, CT. Pat also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Christopher Jacques & wife Sarah, Bianca Racine, Ashley Jacques, James Oechsler and partner Whitney Marotta and her great grandchild Jackson Marotta/Oechsler and several nieces and nephews.
Pat was an amazing woman of many talents, who accepted only excellence from herself. She loved to cook making many gourmet meals for her family and friends; she took this to the next level when she partnered in writing a cookbook. Pat continued her education in various areas of interest including investments, becoming a savvy and successful personal investor. She learned to quilt & knit making many beautiful pieces. She enjoyed interior decorating and gardening and was a former member of the Glastonbury Garden Club. An avid reader Pat devoured books on a variety of topics for entertainment and knowledge. She did volunteer work in hospitals and for Hospice services. She was a member of the Glastonbury “Red Hatters Club” for fun and frolic. Pat enjoyed traveling and visited many parts of the country and abroad. She grew up and lived in New York prior to moving to Glastonbury with her husband and children. After her children were grown, she and Frank made subsequent moves back to New York and Iowa. They made many life-long friends along the way, and Pat always stayed in touch, no matter the distance. After Frank's passing Pat decided to return to Glastonbury, the place where the best memories of her life with her family were made. Pat was always cheerful and good-natured, known for her kindness, quick wit, generosity, intellect, willingness to help & comfort others and her loving heart. Pat was a great confidant, always ready to listen without judgment. Her door was always open, where she was ready to share conversation, a cup of tea, a glass of wine or a big hug. Pat died as she lived surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She will remain forever in our hearts.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 4, 11 am at Ss. Isidore and Maria Parish at St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury on Thursday, March 3, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society @ https://donate3.cancer.org. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.