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Patricia J. (Jurovaty) McCann

July 13, 1952 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 68)


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

Stanley Forostoski.

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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Calling Hours
August 10, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

August 11, 2020

Townsend Cemetery
Townsend Rd.
Andover, CT 06232

Private Services

Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

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