Patricia Stannard

May 19, 1936February 18, 2021

Patricia DeRosier Stannard passed away on February 18, 2021. She was born May 19, 1936 in Norwich – the only daughter of Marjorie Ethier and Leo DeRosier. She was married February 23, 1957 at First Congregational Church to Walter (Skip) Stannard. Pat was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy, where she spent summers working in the Slater museum and made lifelong friends with her fellow “rebels”. She was also a proud member of the National Honors Society. In her working career, Pat worked as a payroll clerk for Dahl Oil and (after taking time off to raise her children) worked at United Community Service for 25 years as a medical secretary. She was a passionate and active member of her community. At the First Congregational Church she took on many roles, from teaching Sunday school to serving as a deaconess, and singing in the choir for many years. Pat fiercely loved animals and always found room for another dog or cat in her home. She was a key figure in ensuring a new Norwich Dog Pound was built and encouraged everyone she knew to adopt. Pat also enjoyed writing poetry in her spare time, even going on to have some pieces published. Pat and her husband Skip enjoyed a quiet life in Norwich, and Pat took great pride in her home, her garden, and her family. She leaves her son Scott, daughter-in-law Carol, daughter Leisha, son-in-law Barry, grandchildren Tiffany, Tori, Taylor, Kate, Chris, and great grand children Mason and Natalie. She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years Skip and her daughter-in-law Darlene. Services will be held in private and a memorial to celebrate her life will be held in the Fall. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Pat’s memory is encouraged to make donations to First Congregational Church in Norwich. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.


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Frances Stott

February 24, 2021

We have so many memories. Enjoyed many times being in their company. Always a laugh . One News Years Eve we went out to eat and whole gang of us and went back to Betty and Don Balsleys house only It was the wrong house. We walked right in and the guys were standing outside laughing like heck because they knew were in the wrong place. i remember saying to the girls I don't reconize any of these people. Boy did we have a laugh over that. So many good times. Will miss her and her smile. Love to all her family.
Fran and Kel Stott

Lori Nelson

February 22, 2021

Leisha, Scott, and family,
I have no words. Your Mom and Dad always had a smile, a funny, and a hug for everyone. Always made me feel like family. Generations are passing and will be woefully missed. Hugs, blessings, and prayers to you all. Wish they were in person.

Sue Ferguson

February 22, 2021

I was so sad to hear about Pat's passing. Thinking of all of you. I used to love it when Pat and Skip would come to Stott's at Bat and I was able to visit with them, we shared many laughs. She will always be a good memory. Prayers to all of you!!

Jeanine Reed

February 20, 2021

Dear Leisha, Scott and family. We were so very saddened to hear Aunt Pat had passed. She was a lovely woman with such a kind heart and spunky spirit. We share in you grief and extend our sincerest condolences, strength, love and prayers to you all. Jeanine and Michael

Judy Dailey

February 20, 2021

Pat will be dearly missed by everyone. She was a loving and kind person with a great sense of humor. That back row pew was always filled by Pat and Skip and that is where we will always look and remember them with us. My love to all of you. May you find peace in your wonderful memories.🙏❤️

Leah Sparks

February 20, 2021

There are so many wonderful memories of time spent in the Stannard home. One ongoing joke we had with Pat was if the "girls", ( i.e. Leisha, Charla, Donna, Dawn and myself) were going out, if we ever needed help, Pat would be the one with the bail money!! No matter what Pat was always our backup! I loved her and Skip so very much and now they are together again! Most of the group of friends would say Pat and Skip were our "parents" as much as our own parents were to us. We will forever be grateful for their love, kindness, guidance and humor. They are in God's loving arms but will be forever a part of our fabric! With much love and affection, thank you for being a part of my life!

Charla McDermott

February 20, 2021

I can barely find the words to express the heartbreak I feel at the loss of my "other mother" as she so often signed her cards to me. She and Skip were so open with their love, their home a warm and welcoming refuge. Chowder, a sandwich, a scolding - whatever was necessary at the moment. To the Queen mum I say with a wink, "keep the bail money handy". Love you forever.