Patricia (Dawson) Sterling 52, of Fairhaven, Ma passed away suddenly on Friday November 20, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
Although she lived in Fairhaven in recent years, Patricia spent most of her life as a resident of Freetown. A graduate of Apponequets class of 1986.
She was the loving daughter of Virginia Anne (Baker) Dawson and the late Lowell Dawson of East Freetown.
Patricia is survived by her children; Jake D. Sterling and his significant other Shelby Albertson of New Bedford and Fallyn DaRocha and her husband Matthew of East Freetown. She is also survived by her two sisters; Sandra Gross and her husband Peter of Rochester and Tammy Collins and her husband Edward of Rehoboth. Patricia was also the proud grandmother of her 2 grandchildren; Raegan Sterling and Carter DaRocha. She is also survived by her significant other Christopher Jordan of Fairhaven. Also Patricia is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Patricia's heart and joy in life was always her family, nothing made her happier than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved the holidays as they were always a joyful time that brought the family together. Although she certainly enjoyed a great day laying in the sun with a good Danielle Steel book, she also loved to ski and sled in the winters. She spent many years volunteering for the American Cancer Society helping to run the Relay for Life in New Bedford. Patricia loved to dance, she was always up for any adventure, and was fearless. She had an infectious laugh and smile. Patty had a great sense of humor and always needed to have the last word. Patricia was a fighter, no matter what obstacles, with health or life, were thrown her way she found a way to overcome them. She was a beloved friend, cousin, sister, aunt, niece, daughter, mother, and most recently a grandmother to all.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Patricia's Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. John Neumann Church in Freetown. The Mass will be open to all family and friends who wish to attend. The burial and berevement will be private.
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