Patricia A. Brabant, 87, formerly of Clayton

CLAYTON, NY —  Patricia A. Brabant, 87, of Watertown and formerly of Clayton, passed away Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Born July 15, 1933, in Clayton, the daughter of Henry Joseph and Flossie Collins Wood, she graduated in 1950 from Clayton Central School.

On Aug. 8, 1951, she married Joseph George Brabant at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. George E. Racette officiating. Mr. Brabant died May 17, 2006.

She worked in the cafeteria for the Watertown City School District and retired as Head Cashier after 20 years of service for the district.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Patricia was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1400, Watertown, and American Legion Auxiliary Post 588, Brownville. For many years she volunteered for the Board of Elections in Watertown.

She enjoyed bingo and lottery tickets and for over 50 years, playing bridge every Wednesday with her friends.

Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and their families.

Patricia is survived by her three children, Joseph G. Brabant, Roanoke, VA, Charlene A. Harrington and husband Steven P., Warrenburg, MO, and Michele P. Joles, Watertown; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a great great grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Bobbi Brabant, three brothers, Henry, Fred, and Donald Wood, and two sisters, Rozelma Wagner and Katherine Payne.

Calling hours and a funeral Mass will be held in May at a time and date to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

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Donations in Patricia’s name may be made to either Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St. or Brabant Family for Medical Education, c/o JCC, 1220 Coffeen St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.