Patricia Cushman Ton

  • Born: May 30, 1929
  • Died: October 29, 2020
  • Location: Boylston, Massachusetts

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home

61 Myrtle Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel. (508) 755-1500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patricia Cushman Ton passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Patricia was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 30, 1929 to Gladys M. Waller and Henry A. Cushman. She grew up in Winthrop and later moved to Worcester, graduated from North High, attended Salter School and Lee Institute School of Real Estate. She lived in Shrewsbury and raised her family there before moving to Boylston in 1993.

Patricia worked for eight years as Editor of the News Recorder, a weekly newspaper serving Worcester County. She worked thirty-eight years as a Real Estate Broker opening her own office from which she worked until her retirement.

Patricia was a long time member of All Saints Church Worcester, having served as Church School Teacher, Choir Mother, and with its Neighborhood Ministries Mission. She volunteered tirelessly for many years on social events and committees to improve the quality of life for folks living and working in Worcester's Pleasant Street neighborhoods. She was committed to the Fun and Fab Friday evening program for neighborhood youth and loved gathering with the kids for learning and laughter.

Patricia enjoyed her family, Cape Cod, nature, gardening, reading, and history. In her retirement years she authored a family history including the Cushman Mayflower Genealogies, and relating personal stories in the lives of her family. Her warmth, spirituality, humor and devotion to her family and friends gave her a special place in the heart of all who knew her.

Patricia is survived by her four children Diane (Ton) Trikakis and husband Bob of La Quinta, CA, Larry Ton and wife Gail of Uxbridge, Katrina (Ton) Frongillo and husband John of Shrewsbury, and Mark Ton of Hubbardston; six grandchildren, Jason and his wife Kayla, Nicholas, Emily and her wife Aliina, Holly, Derek, and Alex; one great-grandchild, Taya; and several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her siblings Curtis, Marguerite, Victory, and Douglas.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Patricia's life will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. Interment in Mountainview Cemetery, Shrewsbury will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Saints Church Neighborhood Ministries.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Pat living in Timberbrook the last 5 or 6 years and she was a very kind hearted person. We will miss you, I wish we could have spoken again before you left.


Posted by Sheila Langmeyer - BOYLSTON, MA - Friend   November 05, 2020

We knew Pat for years, working with her on neighborhood projects. She is one of the most selfless people we have ever known. She was beautiful inside and out. She spoke often and lovingly about her children and grandchildren. Her generosity in helping others cannot be underscored. She worked so hard for the Pleasant Street neighborhood and her church. We will miss you Pat, our dear friend.

Posted by norma,and jim connolly - worcester, MA - Friend   November 04, 2020

Pat, was one of the first people to welcome me to All Saints - she brought me a loaf of bread and we had lunch at the "Ground Round. We worked together for years with Fun/Fab Friday. She loved the children who were apart of the program. She especially enjoyed the trips we were able to take the children on. It was a great way to know the kids one on one. Pat was a very warm lovely woman - elegant woman. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory my friend.

Posted by Beth Baldwin - Worcester, MA - Friend   November 03, 2020

Pat, I am so desolate that I didn't see you one more time before we lost you. I didn't know you very long, only the past few years of living in Timberbrook, but I always admired your spirit, and how you were such a beautiful woman, inside and out. I shall miss you, Dear Friend. Rest in Peace. Diana Baruch.

Posted by Diana Baruch - Boylston,, MA - Friend   November 02, 2020

She was a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. Miss Pat's loving stories about her beloved family members always brightened my day, and I will always remember her constant reminder that "my cup runneth over." What a blessing! I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Linda Lathrop - Westborough, MA - Friend   November 01, 2020

My deepest condolences. Your mother was such a beautiful woman and so nice. I'm so sorry for your loss, Diane, Larry, and Katrina.

Posted by Sharon Westerback Dube - Shrewsbury, MA - Friend   November 01, 2020

Shocking to learn of Pat's passing. In our younger years, we enjoyed a friendship and Realtor work but
time and our individual health issues came between us! I have lovely memories of time spent together which I cherish! Pat was a beautiful person, inside and out, and I pray her family will be sustained by the
memories they surely have of her.

Posted by Ruth Haddon - Boylston, MA - Friend   October 31, 2020

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