Meriden- Stephanie D. Patsos, 23, died as a resulf of an automobile accident on Sunday, January 5, 1024 in Vermont. She was born September 11, 1990 in Meriden a daughter of Steven and Virginia (Sawyer) Patsos. From the moment she was born, blonde-haired, blue-eyed into a family of dark-haired, dark-eyed sibilings and parents, there was no denying that Stephanie would stand out. As she grew, her personality proved this to be true. She had an innate flair for the dramatic and thrived as the center of attention. She loved nothing more than making people laugh. Her smile was in itself contagious. Her humor and bubbly personality drew everyone even more to her. She was, to so many of us here, a source of sunshine. Shephanie was the definition of a free spirit. She lived spontaneously, cherishing every moment. She didn't have any interest in material things. Instead, she valued meeting new people and spending time outdoors. Give her music and a place to dance, and she was very happy. She was a friend to everyone she met, making those around her feel welcomed and loved with her beautiful smile and warm personality. In life, Stephanie was a light in the lives of those she met. Her family and friends can take comfort in knowing that her light, her sunshine, will continue to burn on in all of the memories she leaves. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents; Sarah Sawyer Kassman, Nicholas and Theresa (McMann) Patsos, two sisters; Sarah and her husband Kevin Regan of Scotland and Theresa Patsos and her companion Kevin Polley of West Hartford, two nephews; Brayden and Tyler Regan, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a very large and loving group of chosen family. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Daniel Kassman and a cousin, Karen Marks. Stephanie's family will be gathering to share memories on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Franco-American Club, 95 Liberty St., Meriden from 1-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the John J. Nerden RTC Camp, P.O.Box 2617, Meriden, CT 06450. There, she spent many summers volunteering and sharing her love with people with special needs. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. .there’s holes in the floor of heaven and she’s watching over you. -blake shelton. A child’s love is always in your heart – embrace it. greg, judy, carly and garen arnold

  2. Dear Patsos family and friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you hold each other tightly. We mourn with you.

  3. Dear Patsos Family, Our hearts go out to you all at this incredibly sad time and we mourn Stephanie’s loss with you. If only words could help ease the pain…Know that the thoughts and prayers of many are with you now. Aspirando et perseverando,

  4. I am deeply saddened by this news. I can close my eyes and see her beautiful blond curls and blue eyes. She was a true gift ( as was all the Patsos) to my teaching career. I am sorry I just heard of this toady. I will be in touch! Love and Prayers.

  5. I fondly remember Stephanie’s blue eyes, blonde hair and bright, cheery smile, that invited you to smile back at her. My heart goes out to the Patsos family. God Bless you all. Tracey Koff, former teacher, Washington Middle School

  6. May the light of her life shine forever in your hearts. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Patsos family. Steph was instantly my friend when we met and I will always remember the kindness and sunshine that filled the room whenever she was around, and I can say without a doubt that there are many people who

  8. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Patsos family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories.

  9. Steve & Ginnie, .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible loss. Can’t think of a nicer family than the Patso’s and are so sorry for your loss..

  10. To all of Stephanie’s family, just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts. There is nothing that can be said that will take away the sorrow, but we all send our deepest sympathy and love.

  11. To Stephanie’s family. So sorry for your loss, just found out today when I was getting my hair done one of her teachers brought a flyer to me that was in her honor to me.Could not believe how that could happen to a lovely girl made me so sad to hear that

  12. What beautiful, true sentiments for such a beautiful girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Patsos family. May Stephanie’s light shine on in the rest of us and her spirit help guide us thru these difficult times. She wil be missed but always

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