Patricia E. Zakhary, 83, of Brockton, passed peacefully on February 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Providence, RI after a lengthy and heroic 14-year battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Patricia “Patty” was co-owner of Golden Dream Jewelry in Brockton for the past 35 years. Patty is survived by her devoted life companion and love of her life of 40 years, Richard Fagone of Brockton. She was a loving mother of George Mark Bowab of Brockton, Cheryl Burns and husband Tony of Boscawen, NH, Cynthia Bowab and husband Christopher Palmer of Sudbury, and Pamela McCosh and husband Brian of West Bridgewater; proud grandmother of Stephanie, Sarah, Joselyn, Stephani, Rachel, and Laura; and 6 great grandchildren. Patty was born and raised in Jamaica Plain by her mother Ann Powderly, along with her four siblings; Geraldine Bulman, pre-deceased by Mary Tornberg, Dan Powderly, and Barbara Smith. She also loved and spoiled her grand dogs Stanley, Daisy-Mae and Ollie. Patty loved being at the store helping her customers pick out the right special gift for their loved ones and providing some life wisdom and humor, but she was the real gem that sparkled brighter than any diamond in the showcase. Patty was an avid bingo player at St. Ann’s of West Bridgewater and was also known to have a real affinity for the slot machines. Patty was truly our brightest light, our sunshine. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Brigham and Women’s, Mass General, and Dana Farber hospitals for their dedication and efforts in helping Patty throughout her journey. We are forever grateful, that they gave us an additional 14 years with her. To Mumma – angels on your pillow, we will see you soon. All are welcome to Patty’s memorial gathering on Sunday, March 1st from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. at Waitt Funeral home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton.
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