Patricia J. English, 69, of Grafton


Patricia J. EnglishGrafton – Patricia J. (Donahue) English, 69, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2019. Her husband, Robert G. English, passed away in 2010.

Patricia leaves her daughter, Jill Spitzer and her husband Brian and their children, Jack and Sydney; her son, Jonathan English; her sister, Fran Clark and her husband Stev;e and her nephew Jon Clark. Patricia also leaves behind her brother-in-law, William English Jr. and his wife Paula; sisters-in-law Beth Lyons and her husband Paul and Kathleen Connors and her husband Marty; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia was born Feb. 15, 1950 in Worcester, daughter of the late Genevieve and Timothy Donahue. She and her husband Robert lived in Grafton for more than 40 years.

Patricia was a librarian at the Grafton Public Library and had a life-long love of books, history and gardening. Patti, as friends and family knew her, enjoyed time with her family more than anything. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, cousin and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

In honor of Patricia, in lieu of traditional remembrances, her family welcomes donations to the Stephen H. Roney Memorial Park online at

All are welcome to gather with her family and friends Tuesday. July 23, from 4-7 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton. A prayer service will be held for Patricia Wednesday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. She will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.
A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy with her family is available online at