Patricia Ann Caffrey

July 4, 1944February 7, 2021

Patricia Ann (Hammel) Caffrey, 76, of East Hartford, wife of the late Thomas M. Caffrey passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Clifford M. Hammel and Anna E. (Arnold) Hammel. Pat was born in Boston, MA, grew up in Winchester, MA, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She then moved to East Hartford, CT and was employed by Hartford Financial Service working in the Personal Lines Department for over 30 years. She volunteered as a Tax Counselor for the Elderly as the Local Senior Center. Pat is survived by a step-son Cearan Caffrey of Orlando, FL, sister in-law Helen Hammel, niece Wendy Lynam and nephew Jeffrey Hammel all of York, PA as well as several great nieces and nephews. Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT is assisting the family. To sign the online guest book go to


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Monica DeMeo

February 17, 2021

I met Patricia in her last days, but I enjoyed talking with her and learning about her life. She was a kind and thoughtful woman and we shared some moments that will remain with me forever.
God bless you, Patricia, I thank you for your wisdom and I pray that you are at peace. I will remember you.

Deb Horrigan

February 17, 2021

My deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our neighborhood family will miss seeing Pat and Lyssa taking their daily walks and greeting neighbors. Peace, Pat.

Gene Flynn

February 16, 2021

Pat and I also worked in Personal Lines together. She was very knowledgeable - mostly self taught, and a stickler for details. I found myself on the losing side of a difference of opinion about rating rules with Pat several times. Pat was a highly sought after expert in her field and I was blessed to have her on my team, whichever projected we worked on.

Norma Flynn

February 16, 2021

I knew pat for many years at the hartford. I worked in personal lines IT and we had many interactions in business and personally. Pat was so great to work with. Always detailed and dependable and so pleasant to be with. She left a positive mark on personal lines.

Doris Dubra

February 15, 2021

Pat and I knew each other for years while working for The Hartford - at first while she was in Home Office and I was in field offices. We were some of the original group forming the Personal Lines Department. Later we were friends and co-workers in Home Office. We shared many memories and experiences. I was saddened to hear of her passing.

Kelly Sawyer

February 14, 2021

I grew up across the street from you. I spent many hours raking and shoveling at your house. You became a friend as the years passed. I always made it a point to see you when I came home. Rest in peace Pat!

Mardi Crawford

February 13, 2021

Pat and I have been friends since 7th grade at Winchester Jr. High. We certainly had some fun times over the years and so many long phone calls. She will be missed.