March 15, 1959 - August 18, 2013

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FRAPPIER, PATRICIA NOVAK, 54, a native of Newport, Va., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on August 18, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Patricia was born on March 15, 1959, the daughter of Patricia (Wren) Novak, of Granby, and the late Joseph Novak. A member of a military family, she was raised in various parts of the world as her residence was determined by her father’s base assignments with the U.S. Air Force, with the family settling in Chicopee, Mass. in 1974. Pat graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and resided in the Hardwick and Barre areas of Vermont. Her working career included serving as a Realtor for the Vermont Realty Exchange for five years, then serving as a loan originator and eventually office manager for the Summit Financial Center in Barre, and then assuming the position of loan specialist for the USDA Rural Development Division in Hadley, Mass., from 2005 until her retirement in 2013. She has resided in Palmer, Mass. for the past 10 years. Besides her father, she was also predeceased by her husband, Larry Frappier, on Nov. 14, 2003. Patricia is survived by a son, Seth Frappier, of Chicopee, a daughter, Chelsea Frappier, of Charlestown, N.H., her partner, Richard Fitzgerald, of Palmer, and was fondly known as Meme to Andrew and Katie Shaw. She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph Novak, of San Antonio, Tex., and Michael Novak, of Granby, Mass.; a sister, Susan Kisiel, of Granby, Mass.; and the person Pat called her best friend, Dawn Nolet, of Chicopee.

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