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Patricia A. (Hopkins) Piliero
December 17, 1941 ~ February 12, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Patricia (Patty) Adair (Hopkins) Piliero, age 81, of Pawcatuck, CT left this world surrounded by her loving family on February 12, 2023. She was born December 17, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. Her death was unexpected, but her family is grateful that she quickly transitioned to her “beauty rest” as she always referred to it.
She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 48 years, Vincent Piliero of Pawcatuck CT, and her two sons, Gregg Vincent Ferraro (Lisa Marie Baccari-
Ferraro) and Marcus Thomas Ferraro (Lisa Joy Ferraro) both of Westerly, RI. Their father was the late Vincent Thomas Ferraro, her first husband. She had four beautiful granddaughters Julia, Jillian, Jessica, and Gianna Ferraro of Westerly RI. She is also survived by her siblings, Elaine Amoriello (Thomas Amoriello Sr.) of White Plains, NY and Jeffrey John Hopkins of Hunter, NY. She had a special relationship with her nephews and nieces, Thomas Amoriello Jr. (Christine Hayes) of Mystic, CT, Alexander Amoriello (Rosellen Amoriello) of Katonah, NY and Audrey Tauber (Matthew Tauber) of Mamaroneck, NY. She had many great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Spiridoula (Lula) Clapsis and Alfred Jerome Hopkins Sr, and her brother, Alfred Jerome Hopkins Jr.
Patty was part of several congregations throughout her 49 years as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a 21-year devoted member of the Stonington, CT congregation, her main focus was the ministry, encouraging people to embrace their spirituality and have a relationship with their Creator. She helped many to embrace Christianity in her lifetime. She continually expressed that her passion was to preach and help others. She took great pleasure in studying the teachings of the Bible with the community. Patty was a mentor, a teacher, and a friend to a
broad network of people in her life.
Patty loved the ocean and driving around the Westerly beaches with her husband and the many dogs they shared. The ocean was her happy place where she would sit and make frequent phone calls to loved ones. What made Patty so memorable was her human connection to others. Patty was sociable and outgoing; she made an impact on everyone she met. Everyone who knew her will remember her warmth, loud laugh, and loving personality. Patty’s dream was to travel to Greece with her brother Jeff, but loved her home and was happiest when she connected with animals, bugs included. She had over 10 dogs, many she rescued.
Patty had a passion for holistic health and wellness, always doing “her research”. She made every person who was with her feel important and special. Her vivacious energy was infectious and sense of humor and quick-wit were one-of -a-kind. Patty treasured her close-knit family and was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Vinny, a loyal and devoted husband always stood patiently by her side. “Eat dessert before dinner”, was her famous motto, appreciating the present and living a simple life full of joy. We will carry her bright spirit with us forever.
A memorial service will be held Saturday February 18th, 2023, from 2:00-5:00p.m. at The Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic CT 06355. For those that cannot join, there will be an option to watch the service using the Zoom link below: