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Patricia "Patty" M. (Norton) Totten

December 10, 2023

Patricia "Patty" Totten Obituary

Patricia M. Totten (Norton), affectionately known as Patty to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2023, in Weymouth, MA. Born in Boston, MA, Patty lived a life characterized by warmth, compassion, and a deep commitment to her loved ones.

Patty's early years were spent in Roslindale, where she established lifelong friendships and graduated from Roslindale High School. She furthered her education at UMass Boston, setting a strong example of the importance of learning and personal growth. Patty's academic achievements were a testament to her intelligence and determination.

Her professional life was largely dedicated to Retail Banking at Bank of America, where she worked for many years before retiring in 2011. Patty's colleagues remember her as a friendly and thoughtful presence, always ready to lend an ear or a helping hand.

A devoted wife, Patty shared 35 years of marriage with her beloved husband, Francis J. "Frank" Totten. Together, they built a family and a life filled with joy and mutual respect. Patty was a loving mother to her son Patrick F. Totten and his wife Kysha of Abington. She embraced her role as a grandmother with enthusiasm, cherishing every moment spent with her grandson, Anthony Totten.

Patty's love extended to her family, who played an important role in her life. Patty was the loving daughter of Thomas and Marjorie Norton.  She was a caring sister to Margaret Norton of Roslindale, Kathleen Hollohan and her husband Peter of Woburn, Thomas Norton and his wife Judith of Andover, Paula Allen and her husband Anthony of Duxbury, and Timothy Norton and his wife Cynthia of Woodbury, NJ. The bond she shared with each of them was unique and strong, grounded in shared memories and experiences.  Sister in law of Alfred Totten of Dorchester and Mary Anne Loomis and her husband Scott of E. Bridgewater.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Outside of work and family, Patty was a vibrant member of the Quincy YMCA community, where she enjoyed working out with friends. Her dedication to fitness was matched by her joy in socializing and staying active. Patty also cherished her vacation time in Ogunquit, ME, where she could be found relishing the seaside tranquility with her husband.  .

Patty had a penchant for the finer things in life, like dining out at LaPaloma Restaurant in Quincy and indulging in her love of shopping. These simple pleasures brought her great delight and were often opportunities for her to connect with others.

Those who knew Patty would describe her as not only friendly and loving but also incredibly thoughtful. She had a natural ability to make others feel seen and valued, leaving a lasting impression on all who crossed her path.

Patty's passing leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and the importance of family. She will be profoundly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know her, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of her family and the countless lives she touched with her gentle grace.

As we say goodbye to Patricia M. Totten, we celebrate the life of a remarkable woman who made the world a brighter place with her smile, her laughter, and her unwavering positivity. Patty's memory will continue to inspire and guide us, reminding us to cherish the moments we have with one another.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, W. Quincy Thursday morning at 10:00.  Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery, W. Roxbury. 

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