March 6, 1927 ~ Dec. 25, 2023
Marlborough – Isabel (“Pat”) Ingersoll Lockwood, age 96, passed away peacefully on December 25 while surrounded by family and, true to her style, wearing a sparkly elephant Christmas sweater.
She was born on March 6, 1927 at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. As the proud daughter of U.S. Army Colonel Hanford Nichols Lockwood Jr. and Lillian Atkinson Lockwood, she lived on several army bases as a child with her two brothers Willard and Hanford and her sister Lillian, moving between California, Indiana, Hawaii, and the Philippines.
She settled in South Bend, Indiana, where she started her own family with her first husband Gordon Bloomquist, before moving to Miami, Florida. She later moved to Spruce Pine, North Carolina and Harlingen, Texas with her second husband, the late Herbert Teller, whom she loved deeply. With Pat at the wheel, they traveled across the United States and Canada in their fifth wheeler with their dog Missy. She moved to the Marlborough, Massachusetts area for the last 20 years to be close to family, though she never got used to the cold.
She was a graduate of Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and taught typing and business law at Coral Park High School.
Her life’s passion was singing, and she had a successful career as a big band singer. In addition to touring with Artie Shaw, she could be heard on the radio in Philadelphia and later in clubs throughout the Miami area and in hotel ballrooms across Miami Beach. Most recently she graced the stage at several venues in Binghamton, New York, and most notably, at the weddings of her granddaughters.
“Grandma Pat” was an incredibly creative woman, designing and sewing her own gowns, teaching herself pottery, and immersing herself in the world of quilting. She sewed quilts to mark the milestones of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives, for holidays, and just because they are beautiful. She will be dearly missed.
Her life and legacy are celebrated by her two daughters Nena Bloomquist and Naima Kradjian; her son-in-law Jim Farrell; her grandchildren Naima, Jessie, Kimberly, and Jimmy Farrell and their partners Kyle Harrer and Virgil Slade; her great-grandchildren James and Lillian Isabel Harrer and Jordan Kradjian; her late husband Herbert Teller’s children Michael and Barbara Teller and their families including grandchildren Michael Rose and Nate Mathewson and Dan Teller; her nieces and nephew Andrée Lockwood, Rachel Gonzalez-Falla, and Winthrop Lockwood and their families; and so many more whose lives she touched.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date with her family.
Short & Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough assisted with arrangements.