Stamford Advocate

Patricia Ann McLean “Pat” Stroili


Patricia Ann McLean “Pat” Stroili, passed away on September 24, 2021 one month short of her 89th birthday.

Pat’s story is deeply rooted in that of Stamford. Around 1890, her English, Irish, Bermudan and Italian workingcla­ss great-grandparen­ts all arrived in Stamford to make a better life for their families. Her hero growing up was her grandfathe­r Henry Copeland Tynes who, along with his wife Anna Ellen [Williams] Tynes, raised her and her brother Edward Francis McLean, Jr., in a full house with her three aunts (Francis, Anita and Lauretta), her mother Ethel May McLean and any serviceman who needed a place to rest and get a good meal. Post-World War II, she attended Stamford High School, where she especially enjoyed skipping gym to have cherry cokes with her cousin Eileen. She was very bright and wanted to be a nurse, but had to forego higher education to support her brother.

Pat is predecease­d by her husband and the love of her life, Mario Stroili, who she married on a snowy day in February 1956. A former President of the AARP in Greenwich, Pat had a strong sense of what is right and was not shy about speaking her mind. She was a very loving mother and totally devoted to her sons Richard Stroili and Peter Stroili (whose college education she paid entirely by herself working at the former Fawcetts/CBS Publicatio­ns in Greenwich) and had many fond memories taking care of her honorary grandson, Justin Suib. Pat’s sharp wit and sense of humor and unwavering love will be sorely missed by her sons Richard, Peter and his wife Joan.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4pm - 8pm at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11am at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will immediatel­y follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 124 Rock Rimmon Road, in Stamford CT.

For the safety of all those attending her funeral services, please wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

To leave an expression of sympathy for Patricia’s family online, please sign the guestbook at www.bosakfuner­ or visit the funeral home Facebook page at bosakfuner­alhome .

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