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Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

OBITUARY

Patricia A. Friedmann

December 19, 1933March 16, 2020

Patricia Archdeacon Friedmann, resident of Old Greenwich, CT went home to God on March 16, 2020. She was "you don't ask a lady her age!" years old. Born in 1933 in Patchogue, LI, NY to John & Agatha Archdeacon, but ultimately raised by John & stepmother, Gladys Archdeacon. She grew up in Stony Brook, LI, taking care of chickens, goats & her horse, Nipper. She was proud to go to a 4 room schoolhouse, graduating from Port Jefferson HS, and earning a degree in Art from Farmingdale College. She was then employed in NYC at Alexanders Dept store as a window designer.

In 1955 she married Hugh Christian Friedmann & they started their life together as Hugh served in the Air Force. They lived in Levittown,LI for 5 years but settled in Old Greenwich, CT for 55 years. While in OG she loved being a homemaker & mother raising her two children & 2 Brittany Spaniels. She was a life-long member of St. Savior's Episcopal Church, working on the Altar Guild & flower committee. Besides being a wife/mother, she considered it her most important work. Being an avid tennis player, she played into her 70s with 3 OG tennis leagues. One of her favorite spots was Rocky Point Club for sun & swimming in her "beloved" LI Sound. She also loved her Village & became a daily fixture walking there & supporting the shopkeepers. Patty, or Pat as she was known, was a very artistic & creative person. She loved floral arranging, drawing, listening to opera, writing poetry, & for decades family & friends were surprised by her original Christmas cards. She'll be remembered for her unique personality & eclectic style of fashion and decor.

She is survived by Teal & Rick King, John & Sue Friedmann, Alexander & Olivia King, Joan & Elie Saade, Mary Archdeacon, 6 nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by Hugh Friedmann, John, Gladys & Donald Archdeacon, and Joel LaFemina.

Due to the Coronavirus, there were no calling hours. Burial was at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT

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