Patricia Collins Ierardi, 70, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Meadow Mills Assisted Living & Memory Care, Hamden with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Ierardi and they would have been married 19 years on January 16th. Patricia was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 1948; daughter of the late John and Catherine E. McDermott Collins; a graduate of St. Joseph High School; she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Albertus Magnus College and a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and had worked as the Assistant Director for the Town of North Haven Community Services. Mother of James (Jen) and Scott (Daniele) Hlavacek, Joseph P. (Jena) and Kenneth P. (Mary) Ierardi. Grandmother of Sofia, Kenneth, Jr., Bradley and Alex Ierardi, Emma, James, Colin and Mikayla Hlavacek. Sister of John and Michael Collins. Sister-in-law of Ann Ierardi Rully (Don). Also survived by her dear friends and caregivers Moe Dagliere and Rose Perrotti.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Martin de Porres Academy, 208 Columbus Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519.