Patricia M. O'Brien

April 19, 1949 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 69)

Turners Falls-Patricia M. O’Brien, 69, died Monday 5/28/18 at the Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, with her family by her side.  She was born in Orange on April 19, 1949, the daughter of the late Richard and Pauline (Boyer) O’Brien.  Patricia spent most of her life in Franklin County, graduating from Mahar Regional High School. 



She was a mother, wife, sister, aunt and a friend to many. Before starting her family, Patricia worked briefly for Erving Paper Mill. 


She found herself deeply involved with her Christian faith and her love for charity. Patricia’s time was spent not only helping her own family, but those that needed what she could provide. Her strength and compassion made her loved by all and she will be sadly missed. 


Patricia leaves behind her two sons Jason Bassett and his partner Kerry Hammond of Northfield, and Bruce Bassett of Turners Falls; Steve Matthews, who was her caregiver for many and to whom she considered a son; the love of her life, her husband of 23 years, Bruce Pollard of Turners Falls; a sister Teresa Aukstikalnis; her lifelong friend, Sandy McKay; and many nieces, nephews, and countless other people who loved and cherished her.


Besides her parents, Patricia is predeceased her brother Richard O’Brien Jr. and her son Kevin Latham.


Funeral services and burial will be private.

There will be no calling hours.


A Mass in Patricia’s memory will be held Sunday 7/22 at 8am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Turners Falls.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be made directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home.  For sympathy messages, please visit


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