Philip G. Patros
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Philip G. Patros
  • March 15, 1929 - December 30, 2017
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Dr. Philip George Patros, 88, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with family by his side.

Phil was born and raised in Willimantic. Besides being a loving father and husband, he spent his life as a teacher. After serving for three years in the United States Army, Phil received a degree from the Willimantic State Teacher's College and began his career as an elementary school teacher. He then went back to school himself, earning a master's degree from Fairfield University and ultimately his PhD in Psychology from Boston College. He went on to become a graduate professor of psychology at Southern Connecticut State University and an adjunct professor of psychology at Yale University. In addition, he kept a private practice in clinical psychology in Norwich and co-wrote two books on childhood depression and suicide.

Phil always enjoyed playing a round of golf, especially with his late best friend Peter Plante, or simply getting together with his family and friends for a good meal and a few laughs. He also was an avid reader, loved going to the movies, and played a mean game of Setback.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Ruth (Pagach); his daughter Beth Broadhurst and her husband Jay; his daughter Jennifer Oglesby and her husband Jason; and his two grandchildren, Madeleine and Zachary Broadhurst, who adored their "Jiddo." He also leaves behind his sister, Rose Ferris, and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nabeha and Kalil Patros, and his siblings Elizabeth Nahaum, Jeanette Haddad, Louise Patros, Gloria Massad, and George Patros.

Phil's family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for providing him the utmost in care and kindness while he was a patient there.

A celebration of Phil's life will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Hebron, Connecticut. Phil's family will be greeting guests at the church starting at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phil's name may be sent to the Phelps Hall Renovation project at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church Street, Hebron, Connecticut 06248.