Patricia A. Vontobel

Patricia “Patty” Ann Vontobel, a longtime resident of New Milford and Ridgefield, passed away peacefully at Bethel Health Care on September 14, 2016 in Bethel, CT at the age of 86.

Patty was born in Stamford, CT to the late Morris and Helen Duane Vagedes. She was married to her beloved husband Robert “Bob” Vontobel, a marriage that lasted 29 years until his untimely death in 1980.

Patty is survived by her four children: Dane and his wife Michele of Newtown, CT; Terry and his wife Susan of Redding, CT; Craig of Northville, NY; and her daughter, Stacey Peterson and her husband Bob of New Milford, CT. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Danielle Vontobel, Rachel Vontobel, Michael Vontobel, Kayla Peterson, Sloane Vontobel and Jake Peterson. Additional survivors include her sister, Ann Krupnik, her faithful cousin Connie Meehan, numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She is best known for being a loving homemaker to her children and the most endearing Grammy to her treasured grandchildren, as well as any child who passed through her front door. She is also known for her many years of work outside of home at the West Lane Inn, formerly Tode’s Inn and the Inn of Ridgefield.

Patty’s infamous “one-liners” will truly be missed by all of those who had the pleasure to engage in a conversation. Rest assured, her sarcastic wit will never be forgotten and will live on through those that were closest to her.

The family would like to offer its heartfelt thank you to the staff at Bethel Health Care and Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut for the care and counsel provided to her over the past two years.

Her faith in God and dedication to the Catholic Church was of the utmost importance to her. Thus, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah St in Ridgefield, CT, with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St, on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, 06810 who ensured Patty was comfortable and at peace in her last days.

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