Patricia Ann "Tricia" Festa, 86 of Hamden died peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Connecticut Hospice Branford with her loving family by her side. Patricia was born in New Haven on May 17, 1934, a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Sylvia Fox Festa, Sr., and was a lifelong Hamden resident. She was a Medical Coordinator at the Hospital of St. Raphael for twenty five years, retiring in 1999. Tricia received her Associate’s Degree from Quinnipiac College in 1955 and her Bachelor’s from South Central Community College in 1980. She served on the Hamden High School Class of 1953 Reunion Committees. Tricia is survived by her daughter Kimberly Ann Vélez of Middletown, her son, Gavin M. Vélez of Florida, and several nieces and nephews, including Christine Festa of Wallingford and Donna (Daniel) McCormick of Cheshire. She was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Joseph and Richard Festa. Her family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to her neighbor Carol Weaver and her caregiver Bobbi Yorkshaitis for their loving care and attention that was given to Tricia. Patricia’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, December 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Tricia’s name may be sent to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, online at support.woundedwarriorsproject.org/donate, or by calling 855-448-3997 or to Our Companions Animal Sanctuary, 46 Floeting Rd., Ashford, CT 06278, on line at www.farmsanctuary.org/donate or by calling 860-242-9999. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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