Obituary of Patricia Dineen
Patricia Ann Dineen, known affectionately as either Patie or Ma, was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She passed away after a hard, but graceful battle with cancer on July 13, 2023, at the age of 67. Patie's passing leaves a void in the hearts of her children: Jonathan Burke, Damian Dineen, Bernadette Dineen, and Phillip Dineen. She will also be dearly missed by her five grandchildren, as well as her sister Marie Pace. Her absence will be keenly felt by her children’s spouses, close friends, and all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Burke.
Patie was an unrelentingly optimistic and kind soul. Her unwavering generosity knew no bounds, as she wholeheartedly offered everything she had to anyone who needed it. Even in the face of life's challenges, she never let adversity wear her down. Where others might have lost hope, Patie lived in the silver lining. Her love for her children and animals was fierce, and she was equally cherished in return. Her warmth was felt with the neighborhood children too, as many more than just her own grew up calling her "Ma."
Patie’s altruistic spirit and dedication to serving others extended beyond her home circle, as she often gave food freely to her community without expecting or receiving payment. Many might remember her café, "Daisy Dots", with its tasty homemade soups and pastries in Palmer, MA, where she touched the lives of all who patroned. Later, in her educational pursuits, Patie obtained an Associates degree in Nutrition from Springfield Technical Community College. She was very proud of her return to college and achieved degree.
Beyond her professional life, Patie had a multitude of hobbies that brought her joy and fulfillment. She enjoyed hiking, writing, painting, walking her dog Boo, and cooking. Her creative spirit was evident in her passion for home making and her adoration for animals. On her farm in Bondsville, which came about because she’d never refuse an animal in need, she garnered an Ark of furry and feathered friends. Between goats, peacocks, a llama, rabbits, pigs, and more- Patie loved them all. She really loved us all.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on August 15th, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by a memorial service to begin at 4:00 pm. The services will be held at Beers & Story Funeral Home, located at 1475 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069. Patie's indomitable spirit and unwavering kindness will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to those she leaves behind.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Dineen, please visit Tribute Store