Patty Fidrocki

October 9, 1958May 3, 2018
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Patricia Anne (Killeen) Fidrocki passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and caring friends, after a lifelong battle against juvenile diabetes and kidney disease. She was 59 years old.

Patty was born in New London, CT, grew up in Uncasville, CT, and then later, in Ipswich, MA, where she met her high school sweetheart, and God’s perfect match for her, Walter Jon Fidrocki. They met in high school and their first date was May 17, 1975, and they married 5 years later, on August 23, 1980. They shared a beautiful marriage of over 37 years, filled with laughter, love and adventure. Patty also faced many medical challenges over the years, but she always had the support of her family. When kidney failure caused the need for a transplant in 2002, all her sisters, her husband, niece and nephew and a local friend were a match, but her husband was selected and the transplanted kidney helped her live a more normal life until recently.

Patty attended Boston State College working towards a degree in Physical Education. She worked at Hogan Regional Center in Danvers MA as Recreation Therapist / Aquatics Director working with mentally and physically handicapped and a Certified Emergency Medical Technician until 1993 and then moved to Austin, TX where she became a Medical Assistant and then a full time Homemaker when they adopted their daughter Emilee XiaZhi Fidrocki from Changzhou, China.

Patty was a devoted mother who gave a lot of time to her daughter’s activities through her school years and continuing into her years of college.

Patty will be missed by many, both in Texas and in New England, but all who knew her can take comfort in the fact that she can finally rest after years of a good fight, she is no longer in pain, and can walk alongside the loved ones she has rejoined in heaven.

Patty is survived by both her husband Walter and their daughter Emilee; as well as her four sisters and her brother and their families, Kathie (Killeen) Beauchamp and husband Robert Beauchamp, Debra (Killeen) Sarra and husband William Sarra, Donna (Killeen) Stefano and husband Arthur Neuner, Michael Killeen and wife Tamela (Faraci) Killeen and Anne (Killeen) Logan and husband John Logan; as well as 12 nieces and nephews and 4 grand nieces.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 7, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with Recitation of Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. A memorial celebration of Patty’s life is planned to be held in Ipswich, MA this upcoming Spring or Summer for those not able to travel to Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Patricia Anne Fidrocki can be made to: Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc., 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.


  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc.,


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Patty Fidrocki

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Laura Lindsay

May 15, 2018

Walter, Emilee and Families
We're so very sorry to hear of Patty's passing. She was a unique, caring and fun-loving person and we will miss her. We will remember all the good times. You are all in our thoughts.
Love, Laura and Phil

Keith Bird

May 8, 2018


I am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Keith Bird and Family

Rosemary (Power) Bevins

May 7, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Pattys passing . We were Recreational Therapists at Hogan together and I have fond memories of her......especially of her smile and laugh.
Lots of prayers from New England for her family.

Dolly Simeroth

May 6, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Know you will miss Patty greatly. Prayers to /for the family. She was a very nice lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at John and Heidi's on special occasions.
Dolly and Clyde Simeroth


Easter party at the Langan's. 2016.


At Kenzie's baptism.