Groton, Conn. — Patricia M. Cifarelli (Valenta) 81, formerly of Rockland, died in Groton, Conn., May 24, 2014.
She was born and raised in Rockland and moved to Connecticut in 1954. Pat was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked for the city of Hartford Police Department, Major Crimes Division, until her retirement.
Pat was a caring wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was predeceased by her husband Dom and her daughter Dianne, and her sisters Margaret and Charlene.
She leaves her sisters Verna and Diane and their families, two grandsons and their families, and her step-children and their families.
Pat showed courage and stamina throughout her life. She was a great cook and always kept a lovely home, where she enjoyed making special meals for her family.
Graveside services, with military honors, at Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville, Conn. will be held at a later date.