Patricia Elaine Kononchik
Patricia Elaine Kononchik
  • July 6, 1941 - October 22, 2016
  • Uncasville, Connecticut

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Patricia Elaine (Michaud) Kononchik of Uncasville, died October 22, 2016 following a brief illness, surrounded by loving family and friends, Saturday, at the William Backus Hospital in Norwich. Pat, also known by family and friends as "Cookie" was born July 6, 1941 in New London to the late Patrick Napoleon and Doris May (Rossi) Michaud. She was a loving, selfless and caring Mother, family member and friend that brought joy and laughter to all those that were blessed with the opportunity to get to know her.

Pat, and her older brother Patrick Joseph Michaud, along with their parents, spent their early years enjoying all the opportunities provided to those living in in the coastal towns of Mystic and Groton with their extensive network of family and friends. Shortly following her graduation from Fitch High School in 1959 she married the late Wallace L. Trolan, Sr. in September, 1959. They had three children together and relocated to Oakdale in 1972. They divorced in 1977. She met the love of her live, Michael Kononchik of Uncasville in 1980 and they were married in 1981. They resided in Uncasville throughout the remainder of their happy lives together, contributing to their community and their church. Michael passed away in February, 2010.
Throughout the majority of her professional career Pat served as an Administrative Assistant for the Town of Montville as well as in the medical industry, retiring in 2013. She was an active volunteer serving both the Montville Senior Center and St. John the Evangelist Church, Uncasville. Pat was a very spiritual person and an active member of St. John the Evangelist. She was a huge UCONN Girls basketball fan. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She always thought of others and even in the end her participation in the organ donor program benefited two people. She will be missed by all those she touched.

In addition to her parents Pat is predeceased by her devoted husband Michael Kononchik and her brother Patrick Michaud.
She is survived by daughter Lisa Latham and her husband Don Latham, sons Wallace L. Trolan, Jr., his wife Rosanne E. Trolan, Patrick Joseph Trolan, Joseph Kononchik, Michael Kononchik and his wife Diane Kononchik and her sister-in-law, Loretta Michaud. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and five great-children.

Pat's family would like to thank the staff members of the William Backus Hospital for their loving care of our Mother during her final days.

Viewing will take place at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, Tuesday October 25th from 9am - 10:30am and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. John the Evangelist Church, 22 Maple Avenue, Uncasville beginning at 11:00. Burial Services will follow immediately afterward at Colonel Ledyard Cemetery in Groton.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Pat's name to St. John the Evangelist Church, 22 Maple Avenue, Uncasville, CT 06382 or register yourself as an organ donor.

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