Patricia (Macko) Seri

Patricia Louise (Macko) Seri, 83, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Danbury, died on Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family in the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Born in Portland, Maine on January 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Frank Macko & Theresa Burrows-Macko. After growing up in Maine, she moved to Danbury in her teens, where she lived with her mother and stepfather, Steve Macko. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1952, and later attended Western Connecticut State University. She married Michael R. “Tweezer” Seri, former Town Clerk of Danbury, on October 27, 1956, and they shared fifty-seven years together. Pat enjoyed several occupations throughout her life, including working as an employee at the Barden Corporation, a lab technician for Qualitron, a patient sitter at Danbury Hospital, and a teacher’s assistant for special needs children in the Danbury school system. None of these jobs fulfilled her more, though, than staying at home raising her four children, and being “Nanny” to her nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  
 
In her retirement years, she enjoyed spending time with her husband in their Ft. Myers, Florida condo, as well as travelling to Jerusalem, Greece, Italy, and various places throughout the U.S. Her husband’s esteemed political career led them to attend many prestigious events, including inaugural balls and presidential addresses. Pat’s unshakeable faith in God played a major role in her life; she was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Danbury, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, and she loved volunteering her time there. Both she and her husband were happiest when they were devoting themselves to the service of others. In her youth, Pat taught CCD classes, participated in outreach programs, and volunteered at several carnivals, coffee hours, and Christmas pageants. She was also involved with the Charismatic Renewal at the Diocese of Bridgeport. Pat was a member of the Democratic Party, New Fairfield Senior Center, and the Red Hat Ladies Club. An avid reader with a profound desire to learn, she greatly enjoyed visiting museums and historical landmarks. She also loved to express her creativity through art and sewing. Pat was fond of many things in life, including gardening, birds, animals, and the ocean, but most of all, she adored spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Pat is mourned by her four children, Michael C. Seri, Pamela Seri-Ginsburg and husband Gary, Kimberly Lane and husband Al, and Gary Seri and longtime companion Nancy; nine grandchildren, Jordan Ginsburg, Alexandra Ginsburg-Khalifa and husband Ahmed, Shana Ginsburg, Griffin, Tanner, and Ryleigh Lane; Karlianne Seri Cobuzzi and husband Erik, Jack and Noah Seri; two brothers, Richard Macko and wife Mimi, and Steven Macko; two great-grandsons, Roxas and Raiden Khalifa, and one great-grandson to be; brothers-in-law Joseph Seri and Frank Ferrauiolo; sister in-law Teresa Seri Carlo, as well as many nieces and nephews. 
 
In addition to her parents and husband, Pat was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Ann; and brother, Frank Macko and wife Angelina.  
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10 am in St. Joseph’s Church in Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Jowdy Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm. 
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Patricia’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Saint Joseph’s School: 370 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810.
 The family wishes to express a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Harmony Hospice in Las Vegas, NV, who provided her with a warm and comfortable environment during her last weeks.


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