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PATRICIA (Bakes) LOSKANT

Born: Thu., May 22, 1941
Died: Fri., Apr. 2, 2021


Private

Location: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church


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Patricia Bakes Loskant May 22, 1941 - April 2, 2021. It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our beloved mom and love of our dad’s life. She fought a long battle with dementia for nearly 15 years and even though they were very difficult years she continued to bring joy to the lives around her. Our mom Patricia was married to our father Robert for 58 years and to anyone who shared their journey it was evident how much in love they were. They were pen pals for almost 2 years before they first spoke on the phone in February of 1961 when my dad returned from serving in the Army in Germany. They met a week later under the clock in Grand Central Station. From there they were married at the Church of the Archangels in Stamford and shortly after welcomed my brother Chris into the world. I came 2 years later. We moved to Monroe were Chris and I were both raised in a loving home. In addition to her family mom loved her flower shop in Stamford - Petals Flower Shoppe. Her customers were her friends and she often told me she wouldn't have stayed in business if it wasn't for all her dedicated customers. I worked with mom for many years in her flower shop and we balanced each other in the business. Mom and Dad would commute from Monroe to Stamford together. She would get to the shop 2 hours early and Dad would wait an hour after his day so they could commute home together again. She was a great teacher both at work and at home and even taught us to do our own laundry when we were 10 & 12 years old. “Never too young to learn” she would say. Our family vacations were usually within a car ride in the station wagon. We would pack the sleeping bags and pillows and climb into the back and off we would go. She also enjoyed spending time in Jamestown Rhode Island at their timeshare. They were blessed to have been able to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in Europe for a true European vacation. Our Mom was a wonderful Yiayia to her grandchildren Jake, Peter, Zachary and Annie-jorden. They were blessed to have had her in their lives. Each of them had a travel pillow that my mom made for them and quickly became known as their “Yiayia pillow”. The kids took them on car rides and even sleep with them at night. They truly loved them! Mom’s dementia started when she was 65 and I could say it felt like we were cheated out of precious years with mom but that wouldn't be fair to her. Her life had changed now too and she taught us to stay positive. The past 15 years has certainly been a rollercoaster ride but as the ride came to an end mom still had a small smile to share and sweet puckered lips to give Dad a kiss. Moms home for the past 7 years was at the Mary Wade Home in New Haven. It was not an easy decision to seek help but a necessary one to keep her safe. We would like to thank the staff for their loving touch, kind words and dedication to our Moms care. They enabled my Dad to have a sense of comfort knowing she was being cared for with such love and compassion. The staff treated mom like she was a member of their family. Even up until her last day one of her aids gave me a hug and thanked me for allowing her to be able to care for mom. So even with such a difficult disease mom still continued to touch the lives of all that were around her. We would like to encourage donations be made to the Mary Wade Home 118 Clinton Ave. New Haven CT 06513 in memory of our mother Patricia. Please indicate “employee fund” in the memo and mail to the attention of Lisa Hottin.As devastating as this disease was for our family she continued to teach us how to be patient and she showered us with her love with her simple smile, little giggle and her
whisper of “ I Love You”. We will cherish the time we had with our mom even if we had to share her last years with her disease of dementia. We love you mom. You will be forever in our hearts. Love your husband Robert Son Chris and his wife Tracy Daughter Laurie and husband Frank Grandchildren; Jake, Peter, Zachary & Annie-jorden

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