Patricia 'Pat' Forto D'Addio, age 71, of Cheshire, passed away on September 18, 2010 at CT Hospice in Branford. Pat was the wife of Edward W. D'Addio; mother of Jennifer M. D'Addio, Edward & his wife Tanya D'Addio and David & his wife Andrea D'Addio all of Cheshire; grandmother of Dylan, Brooke, Drew, Kai and the late Victoria D'Addio and sister of Anthony 'Chickie' & his wife Laurie Forto of Derby. Pat was born in New Haven on March 3, 1939, the daughter of the late Joseph Anthony Forto & Carmel Massaro Forto. A resident of Cheshire most of her life she was a CNA, retired from Elim Park Baptist Home after 34 years of employment. Her funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Tuesday Sept. 21, 2010 at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. Bridget's Church, Main St. Cheshire. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will take place in St. Bridget Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to CT Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dearest David, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. Now she is with your angelic daughter ….I truly believe that! Love, Mrs. Luyckx (Lockwood)

  2. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I worked with Pat at Elim for years & she was such a warm & caring CNA. It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. Feels God’s strength during this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy, prayers, & God’s blessings.

  3. Mrs. D will always hold a special place in my heart. She was truly one of the most beautiful human beings God graced this earth with. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love and friendship, Pam

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Pat and I worked at Elim Park on the 3-11 shift. She was a wonderful and caring person. We joked about putting a hose to your house and sending wine over to Elim. She will be missed Donna Dzubak CNA

  5. Pat will certainly be missed by all of her friends and family. She was a former neighbor and friend. We both worked at Elim Park for many years. I always enjoyed her company at the many picnics at the Cusmanos and at Elim Park. Pat will be missed by us all.

  6. Growing up the D’Addio house was always like a second home and Mrs. D was like a second mother watching over us. A truly special woman who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Pete and Kathy.

  7. My sincerest sympathy to the entire family. I know how much she was loved. Pat will be very missed by her brother Tony and his heart will hurt for the loss of her.He will , however, hold her in his heart and all the good times and memories forever.

  8. Pat was one of the most wonderful loving/funny woman I have ever known. She would always have an ear to listen. I sure will miss our talks. Know she is with her lovely grandaughter now, at peace. And maybe my Dad joking it up. May God grace your family with comfort and peace at this difficult time. My prayers & sympathy. Love Janet & Jim

  9. We will miss our monthly dinner dates with Gloria and John. Oh how Pat and I loved to chat abot weight watchers with a little success and a lot of laughs. Friends since high school, Pat, Gloria and I shared many good times. She will be missed so much- she was an awesome loving, giving person that has taught a lot of us about joy and sadness and the importance of prayer. God bless your beautiful family always.

  10. Dave We want you to know that you and your family have been in our prayers and thoughts. So sorry for your loss of your Mother. Love Jan + family

  11. Dave, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom passing. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  12. Pat was my dear friend, a lovely combination of a mother, a sister and a friend. I’ll miss our weekly .girls nights. out to weight watchers. She and I would laugh about how successfully unsuccessful we were and how our weekly dues were buying the four walls and the chairs we’d sit our fat as*es in ea week rather than our weight loss. She was a stich. Even in the darker moments she was a bright light who always found a way to laugh. She’d recount the shenanigans of her grandkids ea week with such love and humor. They truly made her life rich and full. The love and pride for her family was fierce and always present in her life. She’d do anything for anyone without a second thought. I’m blessed to have had Pat as part of my life. I’ll miss her dearly. May God give you all the strength to move forward at this sad and difficult time. Much love, Bonnie

  13. Ed – we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I realize this must be a very difficult time for you and Tanya as you mourn her passing. May God comfort you both and your family during this difficult time. Ben and Linda Blackburn

  14. Dave, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom passing. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

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