Newburyport – Patricia A. Nee, 78, passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving husband and family. Born on Jan 20, 1945, to the late John and Anne Hunt of Marlboro, MA.
She was the matriarch of a very large family known as “Mammy” to all who knew her, or those she met along the way.
Pat worked as a bus driver in her younger years and at Butchers Wax in Marlboro. She then moved to Newburyport where she retired as the director of the Newburyport Housing Authority.
Newburyport/Plum Island was the home and heart of Pat, her family, and friends.
Pat was predeceased by her parents, sisters Linda Harris and Judith Troupe.
She is survived by a sister Donna Hunt and lifetime partner Doylene of Milton, FL as well as three brothers, John Hunt and wife Patti of Marlboro, MA, William Hunt and wife Kathy of Eustasis, FL, and David Hunt of Marlboro, MA.
She leaves behind the love of her life and husband Richard J. Nee, one son Clayton LaForte and wife Krista of Amesbury, MA. Three daughters, Joi Keddy and husband Alan Jr. of Athol, MA, Traci LaForte of Amesbury, MA, and Heidi Merchant and husband Rick of Sanbornton, NH. She also leaves behind thirteen amazing grandchildren and nine adorable great-grandchildren, whom she adored so much. We were all her world, and she will be missed dearly by everyone.
Pat also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many dear friends.
Pat enjoyed going to the casinos, taking photos of all of us,“bands on the beach”, hanging out at the lake house , hosting plum Island parties, traveling, fishing, and spending all the moments she could with her family and friends. Family was the center of her life.
There will be a graveside service in the Spring/Summer in Newburyport.
Donations in Pats memory can be made to Care Central VNA and Hospice, 36 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.