Patricia P. Sills, 81, of Grafton


Patricia P. SillsGrafton – Patricia P. “Patsy” (Pane) Sills, 81, passed away April 19, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer with her family by her side.

Pat was born in Worcester July 17, 1941; she was the last of four daughters born to James and Elizabeth (Zellmer) Pane. Patricia was predeceased by her parents and sisters Dorothy Robinson, Josephine Bouthilette and Delores Perrone and her son Paul Sills.

Pat leaves her son Michael Sills of Quincy, MA and his husband Shadi, 2 grandchildren and her dearest friend Ruth Kos of Grafton and many nieces and nephews and of course her treasured cat “Riley”.

Pat grew up in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School and went on to study to become a Dental Assistant. She worked at Job Corps and also waitressed at many events at The Knights of Columbus. Prior to her retirement she worked at Danko Orthodontic.

Pat was a fiercely loyal Red Sox fan, she enjoyed trivia, reading, history and an occasional trip to the casino. Closer to home you always could find her close with her cat Riley.

All are welcome to gather with Pat’s family and friends Tuesday April 25th from 9:30-11am at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a prayer service at 11am in the funeral home. She will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.

In lieu of flowers please honor Pat with a donation to VNA Hospice 120 Thomas St. Worcester MA 01608.

A Book of Memories to share a special message with Pat’s family is available online at

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