Patricia Anne Aiello, 78, of Andover, MA, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA after a courageous 5 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence P. Aiello, Sr., with whom she shared over sixty wonderful years of marriage.
Beloved daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Oborski) Panarello, Patricia was born in Boston and raised in Revere, MA. She attended Merrimack College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Patricia first met Larry during high school when they both worked at Stop & Shop Supermarket. In 1960, they married and settled in Revere and then moved to Andover in 1973, where they raised their four children.
Strong in her Catholic faith, Patricia was an active member of St. Augustine’s Parish, where she taught Religious Education and was always willing to help as needed. She was part of the initial start-up of the Andover Recycling Committee along with other town committees. She loved to go to Ogunquit Beach, ME, where she enjoyed flying kites on the beach & spending time with her family. She enjoyed swimming in her pool, flowers, gardening, and dancing. Pat was always the first one out on the dance floor with Larry. Time with family was what mattered most to Patricia, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook traditional Italian and Polish foods for her family and friends. She also loved to travel, having taken trips to Europe, Hawaii, and Ireland, where she and Lawrence went for their fifty-ninth anniversary. For the past 6 years she led her family’s annual cancer walk team named “Nana’s Ninjas” and raised over $25,000 for the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation.
Along with her parents, Patricia is pre-deceased by her sister, Maryellen McLaughlin and her brother-in-law, Kenneth.
Patricia will be deeply missed by her husband, Lawrence P. Aiello; children, Patricia O’Leary and her husband David of North Andover, MA, Susan Cavanaugh and her husband William of Hampstead, NH, Lisa Aiello-Slayton, of Andover, MA, and Lawrence P. Aiello Jr., and his wife Alison, of Hampstead, NH; brother William Panarello and his partner Carol Norton of Marblehead, MA; grandchildren, Andrew MacMillan and his wife Abby, Ashley MacMillan and her fiancé Andrew Nelson, Maria Aiello, Megan Aiello, Victoria Slayton, David O’Leary, Michael Slayton, Joseph Aiello, and Melissa Cavanaugh; great-grandchildren, Josephine Nelson, Ava MacMillan; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend visitation between the hours 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, MA. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Patricia at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, MA. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the Lustgarten Foundation at https://lustgarten.org/donate/. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.