Patricia Gineo

May 27, 1932July 21, 2020
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Patricia Jean (Coughlin) Gineo, age 88, passed away at home in New Britain, CT on July 21, 2020. Pat was born May 27, 1932, in Hartford, CT. Her parents were the late Matthew Coughlin, Margaret Welles, and stepfather Arthur Welles. She attended Buckley High School, graduating in 1950. Pat was married to the late Salvatore Gineo, her husband of 68 years. She worked very hard throughout her lifetime, including at the Olympia Diner and Pratt and Whitney, all the while exemplifying the importance of a strong work ethic and the sacrifice necessary to nurture and raise her five children. These are just two of the core values she instilled in her family legacy. Without exception, she was the anchor that tied together the closely-knit family that she and her husband created and cherished. She strengthened the bonds of her family and offered wisdom and compassion during the countless years spent closely with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The strength of her legacy extended far beyond her family. Through the years, she established many deep-rooted friendships with her New Britain and Old Lyme neighbors, who have become family. She touched a seemingly endless number of hearts with her kind spirit and welcoming nature. Her homes were full of love, comfort, and traditions that remained constant for anyone who came through her doors. Most remembered and treasured will be the Sunday dinners and summers spent at the beloved family cottage in Old Lyme. You could always count on great food, drinks, laughs, and homemade cookies. Pat loved to be around people and looked forward to watching UConn Huskies basketball, her monthly “ladies’ night” and going to The Maple Cafe every St. Patrick's Day. Her ultimate accomplishment in life was the joy and fulfillment of watching her family grow. She is survived by her five children and their spouses; Wayne and Ann Gineo, Donna and Dennis Goodrich, Gary Gineo, Linda and Bruce Larson, and Greg and Tammy Gineo. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren; Keith, Greg, and Michael Goodrich, Thomas Larson and Jessica Gagliardi, Brian Gineo, Elizabeth Emmons, and Laura Carlson, Jonathan Gineo, and Nicole Garcarz, Christopher and Sarah Gineo. Also, she leaves her first cousins James and Fleurette Belote, the spouses of her grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren with three more on the way, extended family, and friends. Patricia was truly a remarkable woman, the perfect combination of strength, warmth, kindness, laughter, and love. Memories of her will last forever and she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. Visitation hours, services, and burial will remain private for the immediate family, but others are welcome to a funeral liturgy which will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1755 Stanley St., New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association at For online messages, please visit


  • Matthew Coughlin, Father (deceased)
  • Margaret Welles, Mother (deceased)
  • Arthur Welles, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Salvatore Gineo, Husband (deceased)
  • Wayne Gineo (Ann), Son
  • Gary Gineo, Son
  • Greg Gineo (Tammy), Son
  • Donna Godrich (Dennis), Daughter
  • Linda Larson (Bruce), Daughter
  • Keith Goodrich, Grandson
  • Greg Goodrich, Grandson
  • Michael Goodrich, Grandson
  • Thomas Larson, Grandson
  • Brian Gineo, Grandson
  • Jonathan Gineo, Grandson
  • Christopher Gineo, Grandson
  • Jessica Gagliardi, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Emmons, Granddaughter
  • Laura Carlson, Granddaughter
  • Nicole Garcarz, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Gineo, Granddaughter
  • James Belote, Cousin
  • Fleurette Belote, Cousin
  • Patricia is also survived by the spouses of her grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren with three more on the way, extended family, and friends.

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    Saturday, July 25, 2020


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Walter & Wanda Melnyk

July 26, 2020

We send our deepest sympathies to the Gineo and Goodrich families. So sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.

Ken Lavoie

July 24, 2020

To the Larson and Gineo Families, I was so sorry to hear about Pat's (aka Grandma) passing. She truly was a remarkable woman and loved her family. She definitely was a social butterfly and I always was very comfortable in her home. I know she will be missed dearly by her loving family and all others that knew her. Cherish all the memories as she will live on in all your hearts forever. With Love and Sympathy . Ken Lavoie

Wayne Leupold

July 23, 2020

I will miss Pat very much I knew her since 1963 when I move to Huber Street with my family Pat always made fabulous food and always had a kind word to say about everyone I considered her family and kept her in the highest regard even when I moved to Florida we would send cards and sometime even talk on the phone Sal & Pat's used to also visit me in Florida I will miss this woman immensely she was truly a loving and caring person that touched my heart and I will never forget her. I send my prayers from Florida to all of her family


July 23, 2020

Our beach family has truly lost one heck of a great lady. She taught us all what family was all about. There was never a time she came on the beach without her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and plenty of others that just became her family. We all took a lesson from her. I feel very fortunate to have shared so many fun times with her. I can honestly say there will be such a void in our beach family without her. My love goes out to the whole Gineo Family.

Cindy LaFlamme

July 23, 2020

I am heartbroken to hear of Aunt Pat’s passing. She was a loving and kindhearted women, who will be missed by all. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends.

I can only imagine the pain that your family is going through right now. Please know that I am here for you, please feel free to reach out to me for anything.

Cousin Cindy

Donna Masotti

July 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a true matriarch. She always made your house a home and welcomed anyone in who was at the door. You knew that if you arrived on a Sunday you were most certainly guaranteed the absolute BEST meatballs and spaghetti. For a time, your house was my second home and for that I will be eternally grateful. There was always love there....

My heart goes out to you all.
Donna (Holcomb) Masotti

Linda Scanlon

July 22, 2020

We are heartbroken to hear of Pat’s passing. She should have written the book ‘How to Be the Worlds Best Grandmother Ever’. She was an inspiration to us when we became grandparents. She always had a kind word for everyone, and when she called you ‘honey’, you felt a part of her family and inner circle. We will miss you and look forward to meeting you again. Rest In Peace dear Pat.

Tim and Linda Scanlon

Cheryl Fuller

July 22, 2020

Pat a lovely soul. I will miss her! Xoxo

Joann Reis

July 22, 2020

Dear Family,
Frank and I are sending love and prayers to you! We loved Pat...enjoyed talking with her and enjoyed some of her wonderful cooking and hospitality!!! We will miss her! Hoping your wonderful memories will see you through this difficult time!!!
Frank and Joann

Gail Fuller

July 22, 2020

Pat was a sweet woman who always had a smile and a welcome hello. In the summer, she was just a few houses down toward the beach. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her. I will miss her. I will keep her and her wonderful family in my thoughts and prayers.


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