STAMFORD, Conn. – Patricia R. McQuillan, of Derby, died Friday, Feb. 19 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. She was 80.
She was born in Stamford on Sept. 24, 1935, daughter of the late Timothy and Anna Moffett Ryan. She was born and lived in Stamford before moving to Derby 15 years ago. She was employed as a city bus driver for CT Transit in Stamford for many years and loved all her co-workers and regulars on her route.
She was a devoted mother who raised four children on her own. She enjoyed playing her guitar and singing when she was younger. She was grateful for time spent with her best friends Suzanne Abrams (Zaro) and Sandy Frangione (Brookins).
Following her retirement, she worked part time as a shuttle bus driver at SCSU.
She is survived by sons Mark McQuillan of Florida, and Edward McQuillan (Toni) of Norwalk; a daughter, Diane Heche (Adam) of Milford; a brother, Michael "Buster" Ryan of Stamford; a sister, Mary Misencik of Stamford; grandchildren Jeffrey Curriere, Allison McQuillan, Michael McQuillan, David "DJ" McQuillan Jr., Ryan McQuillan, Mallory McQuillan, Johnathon Yaggi, James McQuillan and Kevin McQuillan; great-grandson, Cameron Sweeney; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, David McQuillan Sr.; four brothers, John, Timothy, William and Edward; and sisters Anna Adams and Ellen Kennedy.
Calling hours and a prayer service will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford.
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