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Jessie Patricia (Watson) Grieve

February 6, 1938 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 82)


Jessie Patricia Grieve passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at the age of 82.  She was born in Pitlochry, Scotland to the late George B. Watson and Elsbeth Watson.  She was married to Robin Leslie Grieve for 55 years prior to his passing in 2018.  She will be lovingly remembered by her son David (Brecken Groendyke) Grieve and her grandchildren Kennedy, Keaton, Kailynn, Blake and Brock, her sister Brenda Hodgskinson, and her daughter-in-law Deborah Grieve.  Aside from her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her son, Michael.  Pat was a kind and loving mother with an adventurous spirit. She loved seeing and traveling the world, from her homeland of Scotland to America, and all over Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East and the Artic circle. She wanted to see and explore all that the world had to offer.  Pat loved meeting new people from all walks of life with different religions, ethnicities, experiences, cultures, and knowledge.  However, she was most comfortable at her home on Quannipaug Lake in North Guilford, Connecticut where she enjoyed gardening in her private park and taking her Golden Retriever, Baxster, for long walks. And, true to her heritage, she cherished her afternoon teatime at 4 p.m. every day. Pat began her career as a Staff Nurse working in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  After moving to America with her husband and becoming a United States citizen, they later moved and lived in several countries around the world, including the Netherlands and Portugal.  Upon returning home to America and settling in North Guilford, Pat spent 22 years as a volunteer nurses aid at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, the first Hospice in the United States. She was extremely well read, had a passion for knowledge and found great satisfaction in completing the NY Times crossword puzzle daily.  Her final years were spent living with Alzheimer’s disease, making for a long goodbye.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  Her final resting place will be in her private park across from her former home in North Guilford, alongside her loving husband and son under her two favorite Copper beech trees.  We love you, mum. 

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