Patricia J. McCann, 68, of Andover, CT died on August 4, 2020.
Patricia (Patty) was a life-long resident of Andover and a quintessential
farm girl. As a younger woman, she showed horses in halter classes and
Western riding, winning awards throughout New England. Patty loved
her many dogs and cats, tending to her flock of chickens, sewing,
baking, cooking, and crafting. She took great joy in her beautiful flower
gardens. Patty always felt her best at home on Jurovaty Road.
Patty will be remembered for her side-splitting sense of humor and
generous personality. She was a champion shopper and has the shoe and
pocketbook collection to prove it! She adored her family; her best
friend was also her sister Heidi, and the two talked or saw each other
every day. She was a mom to everyone and spoiled her nieces and
nephews as though they were her own, though her daughter, Tian, was
her true pride and joy. Patty wasn’t a beach or mountain person because
she loved both and took many a trip to Maine, Cape Cod, and New
Patty loved to sing, though she was a terrible singer. She wasn’t
particular about what she sang, though Patty was a Neil Diamond super
fan. She was loyal to the Red Sox and the New England Patriots and
especially enjoyed watching shows about the Alaskan wilderness. A
highlight of her life was a trip and cruise that she and her husband took
to Alaska in 2018.
She was a 1970 graduate of RHAM High School and was then a baker at
Edward’s Food Warehouse where she met her husband, David. She later
earned an associate’s degree from Manchester Community College.
Patty was a feminist who believed in equal rights and empowering
women. Returning to school and earning this degree was a great source
of pride for Patty. But her greatest achievements, by far, were being a
loving mother to Tian, who she cherished above all else and her nearly
40-year marriage to her devoted husband and soul-mate, David.
Patty is survived by her husband David McCann of Andover and
daughter Tian McCann of West Hartford, her sister Heidi Palka and her
husband, Ray Palka of Andover, a brother Edward Jurovaty and his
wife, Valerie Jurovaty of Andover, a brother-in-law George McCann
and his wife Catherine McCann of Manchester, as well as numerous
nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her mother, Janet Jurovaty, and father, Edward
Jurovaty, mother-in-law Minnie “Gram” McCann and father-in-law
George J. McCann, and sister-in-law Cheryl Forostoski and her husband
Due to Covid-19, Patricia’s family asks to only receive immediate
relatives and close friends for calling hours.
Calling hours will be on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm.
There will be a private funeral service on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Her burial will be the same day at 11:30am at Townsend Cemetery in Andover, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society. Patty’s family would like to thank everyone for their warm condolences during this time. To sign an online memorial guestbook visit
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