648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
Fax: 508-842-0061
Patricia Dryden

Patricia A. Dryden (Menton)

Wednesday, May 9th, 1951 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Patricia A. “Patty” (Menton) Dryden, 68, of Barre and formerly of New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday December 23, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Raised in Montclair, NJ, Patty was the daughter of the late Denis W. and Agnes (Swider) Menton. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1969 and later attended Stevens College in Hubbardston, MA. Patty was an office manager at Grossman’s Home Improvement for fifteen years. In 2008, she retired from Aubuchon Hardware in Barre, MA, where she was known as “Mrs. Aubuchon.”

In addition to her beloved husband, Willis E. “Bill” Dryden III, Patty is survived by her children, Caroline (Cardaci) Ludwig and her husband Craig, Lisa (Cardaci) Thieme and her husband Sean, Emily (Cardaci) Lam and her husband Matthew, and Christopher Michael Dryden; grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, and Daniel Ludwig, Ryan and Andrew Dopkant, Samuel and Jeffrey Thieme, Paige Lafferty, and Nora Lam; brothers, Denis Menton and his wife Lynda, and Mark Menton, sister, Martha Kirby and her husband Stephen; in-laws, Willis and Maureen Dryden of Shrewsbury; sisters-in-law, Patricia Shaker and Beth Dryden, both of whom provided loving support for Patty; and many nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her sister-in law, Joanne Menton.

Patty loved spending time with her grandchildren, and vacationing with her family on the Jersey Shore. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, overnighting at casinos, and countless summers at Hampton Beach and Cape Cod. Patty loved to laugh, and saw something good in everything and everyone. She will be deeply missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Patty’s family between 2:00 and 5:00 PM on Sunday December 29, 2019 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday December 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Burial will be held privately at a later date.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home
    648 Main Street
    SHREWSBURY, MA 01545
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Saint Mary's Church
    640 Main Street
    SHREWSBURY, MA 01545
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  • Interment

    Worcester County Memorial Park
    217 Richards Avenue
    PAXTON, MA 01612
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    Burial will held privately at a later date.

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Bob & Sally Carney

Posted at 10:32am
Our sympathies to Bill and family for the loss of Patty. Our prayers are with you.

Bob & Sally
North Myrtle Beach, SC

Lisa and Mark Rapp

Posted at 12:48pm
We are so sorry to hear of Pats passing. Our hearts are broken.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Lisa and Mark

The Dions

Posted at 08:10pm
Caroline, Craig, Meg, Matt, Dan - so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time and hoping happy memories are filling your thoughts! Lots of love.

Diana Grimley

Posted at 07:37pm
Bill, I am so very sorry for you and your families loss. Patty was a great lady. I would love to pay my respects in person, however, I just had knee surgery and can't move too much at this time. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love to you all.

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