Meriden- Patricia A. 'Mema' Lewin, 73 died on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Meriden Center and Rehab. She was born in Meriden on November 21, 1936 a daughter of the late John Otto Fritz and Margaret Parziale Fritz Fantozzi. She was a graduate of Meriden High School and then worked for the City of Meriden World War II Veteran's Hospital. She was very patriotic and enlisted in the U.S. Navy for three years. After service to her country she started working for the State of Conn. with mentally challenged people until her retirement, although having many physical difficulties. Washington Drum Corp. was always a love of hers and was so proud to start the three generations of members. She loved all animals and was an avid bird watcher. Now Mema has her own wings to soear with the birds. Pat and the family would like to thank Dr. Audrey Lefkowitz, who made it possible for Pat to enjoy her grandchildren. Thank-you also to Dr. Nadkarni and the staff at Meriden Center for wonderful care and compassion. Pat is survived by two daughters, Lorene and Joy Lewin, four gandchldren, Jackie, Selicia, Cameron and Bethany, a nephew Jody Jr and two nieces, Karla and Christine. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Joseph and Robert Fritz and a nephew Christopher Fritz. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:30am at St. Mary's Church, 5 Sherman Place, Meriden, the Rev. David Carey will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the State of Ct. Veteran's Cemetery, Bow Lane, Middletown. Relatives and friends may gather at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday from 9-10 a.m.

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  1. Dear Aunt Pat: It was such a pleasure knowing you, and being able to enjoy your special wit! You were a pistol, and I’m sure you’ll be firing off loudly in heaven, keeping everybody on their toes! You will be greatly missed, but I am glad you are at peace! God bless you, and thanks for being such a wonderful aunt to my dearest friend Christine! Love, Timmy xoxo

  2. Pat, you fought your disease with such gusto. Thankfully there is no more pain and you are up above with a smile on your face. Love Gail

  3. Hi,It’s me Lorene Pattys oldest daugter I just wanted to leave some peacefull words .We all know my mom loved birds. most of all the red tail hawk. When ever you look up in the skys or the trees or where ever . think of my mom. Say hi. You never know it very well could be her!!!! I beleave in my native american beliefs so much. It helps me .I know her spirit is here with us. Many dont know that our bodies are just rented but our souls live forever. So trust me when I say my mom is out there flying around the skies! peace and warm blessing to you all Lorene lewin copeland &family!

  4. Mommy 1/15/11 I think about you every day We all miss you so much. I know you have your wings and it keeps me going. I know you are still with us I feel you in my heart. WE LOVE YOU Lorene and family

  5. Mom March 09,2011 Wow it has been a year, Although it still doesnt feel real . Still very hard to except evan though I was with you when you started your voyage to the spirit world. Momma we all miss you so much but we know your with us every day . We know your enjoying heaven . Please don’t stop looking over us and showing us that your still with us. You will always live in our hearts. We miss you extremely much and love you with no end. please tell every one we say hello……… All Our Love then now and forever…… Lorene,Demetrius,Selicia and Bethany

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