Patricia J. (Steen) Tougas
Patricia J. (Steen) Tougas, 87, formerly of Oak Hill Apartments, Ipswich,
died Monday June 29, 2020 in the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover.
Born in Ipswich on April 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur
and Alma (Manzer) Steen. She was raised in Ipswich by the late Hazel and
Eva Manzer and was a 1951 graduate of Ipswich High School. She soon
married the love of her life, the late Richard N. Tougas. Several years
following the death of her husband, she married the late George Swale.
A talented crafter, Pat loved to sew, knit, crochet, do needle point and
embroidery and make dolls and doll houses. She was also an enthusiastic
sports fan, always rooting for the Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves, and
closely followed both tennis and golf. She was known to occasionally write
to sports commentators to dispute a call made on a game when she wasn't in
Pat was the mother of five daughters, Michele Dorr of Ipswich, Heidi
Cassista of Danvers, Georgiana Levesque of Maine, the late Joy E. Tougas,
the late Molly Swale; two sons, John Tougas of Tennessee and the late
Richard Michael Tougas; grandmother of thirteen and great grandmother of
twelve. She was the sister of William Steen, James Steen, Robert Steen,
David Steen, Margaret Gauthier, Mary Ring, Linda Savory, Barbara Costa,
Janet Theriault, the late Elizabeth Razza, the late Alma Steen and the
late Joanne Ischmile.
Her funeral service will be held graveside, with
masks and social distancing, in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm
Road, Ipswich on Wednesday July 8 at 11am. Arrangements by the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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