Patricia A. Stachelek

October 21, 1946April 9, 2018
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Patricia (DiGiacomo) Stachelek, 71, of New Britain ended her courageous fight with Colon Cancer, on Monday, April 9, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her beloved daughters with their spouses, Dawn and Dale Roth; Dale and Bryan Martini; Dana and Salvatore Aresco; Darci and Richard Pearce and her beloved grandchildren; Patrick, Kimberly, Aubrey, and expected granddaughter in late April. She is survived by a brother Carl DiGiacomo, Aunt Cecelia Dunn, sister-in-law’s, brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Stachelek of 48 years and her parents Carl and Mary DiGiacomo. She will be dearly missed by her coworkers and customers at Compass Group, ESPN, and Lowes. Calling hours for friends and family will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 4-8 pm at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence visit our website


  • Carl DiGiacomo, Father
  • Mary (Picini) DiGiacomo, Mother
  • Walter Stachelek, Husband
  • Dawn and Dale Roth, Daughter
  • Dale and Bryan Martini, Daughter
  • Dana and Salvatore Aresco, Daughter
  • Darci and Richard Pearce, Daughter
  • Carl DiGiacomo, Brother
  • Cecelia Dunn, Aunt
  • and her beloved grandchildren; Patrick, Kimberly, Aubrey, and expected granddaughter in late April. Sister-in-law’s, brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.


  • Calling hours Thursday, April 12, 2018

Patricia A. Stachelek

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Eva Bukala

May 13, 2018

With much sorrow my prayers are with Pat s loving family. Pat was strong and courageous. I had the privilege of working with her, and saw how hard working she was, and at the same time entertaining. Pat will be missed by many. I will never forget you Pat. RIP in heaven..👼💜

Whit Albohm

April 17, 2018

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. She was a very special person, someone I looked forward to seeing everyday at ESPN. I always enjoyed hearing about the latest updates on her trips to the casino and her cruises. Pat was always smiling, no matter what the circumstances were. She will be missed and we are all very lucky we got to know her and work with her.

J Etienne

April 16, 2018

So sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Patricia Stachelek. I extend sincere condolences to the family. May her pleasant memory linger warmly in your hearts. The promise expressed at John 5: 25, 28 and 29 will help you cope with the loss because it reassures that loved ones will be reunited again.

Patrick Galloway

April 13, 2018

Dear Stachelek family,

I saw that Pat had passed on social media and wanted to pass on my sympathies for your loss. I worked at ESPN from 2006 - 2010 and enjoyed many chats with Pat during my time in Bristol. Years later, now back home in Australia I can still picture her vividly, such was the impact she had. She was a special person who had a lasting, gentle touch. May she RIP.


Sandy Maier

April 12, 2018

Pat is one of the nicest people you want to meet. She is such a hard worker and a good friend. She kept her spirits high all the time. It has been a ple
asure to get to know Pat. You will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sandy Maier

Kristi Wright

April 12, 2018

Patty was one of the nicest people I knew. I would purposely wait to go in her checkout line in the cafe at ESPN. She was always in great spirits even on her toughest days. She loved sharing stories about her grandchildren and her trips. I am truly sad to hear of her passing. There is no doubt she left an impact on everyone who knew her here. We will miss her dearly. Rest in peace my friend.

David May

April 12, 2018

Pat was truly the warmest person I have encountered in my 14+ years of work at ESPN - through the countless interactions I had with her, she was always smiling, laughing, pleasant and kind. She no doubt left everyone she ever spoke with feeling better about their day and themselves. Please how many thousands of people she impacted and how much she will be missed.

Sara Pacinda-Johnson

April 11, 2018

Dale & Dawn, I have so many memories of being at your house filled with the best snacks, great pool, and complete love and acceptance from your parents! I know that you & your children have been blessed by that. My thoughts and prayers to you all!

Darren Sidote

April 11, 2018

Pat was the most compassionate person I know .I worked with her for a total of 13 years couldn't ask for a better co-worker.

Carol Voronyak

April 11, 2018

Dear Stachelek family,
My condolences to you for your loss of a great woman, Pat. I have worked at ESPN for 13.5 years and have been based in Chicago for the last 7.5 years (was in Bristol from '04-'10). Pat always remembered my name and would always be so pleasant and friendly anytime I was in the café. Over the course of the last few years, she would ask about my children and would light up when I showed her pictures. She will be deeply missed and I hope you can take comfort in the fact that she positively impacted so many lives on a daily basis.
My love to your family,
Carol Voronyak - Chicago, IL