Patricia Condon

Obituary of Patricia A. Condon

Patricia Alexander Condon passed away on March 11, 2024 shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday.  

Born in NY City on March 11, 1934, to parents Charles and Susan Alexander, Tricia was the youngest of five sisters. They lived on a farm in Darien, CT, where she fondly recalled playing, and perhaps creating a little mischief, with her sisters in the huge hay barns on the property. Tricia graduated from Darien Highschool and worked in administration and sales at Lord and Taylor in New York, Hughes Aircraft in Tucson and Perkin-Elmer in Norwalk. She met Richard (Dick) Condon while looking for a lost contact lens at a Perkin-Elmer Christmas party. They married in 1958, raised four children together and lived in several states, including CT, IL, NH, MA, VT, RI and FL.

Whether it was behind the wheel of a motorhome on family trips, at the helm of a sailboat off the New England coast or on the ski slopes in the Alps, Tricia embraced the adventure, but more importantly, she facilitated quality experiences with friends and family. She once declared she would never have a dog, but ended up whole heartedly welcoming Muffin, Charlotte, Phoebe, Dakota and Bernie into the family over the years. 

Tricia had a passion for the visual arts. In 1995, she purchased and curated a collection of 150 paintings by artist Arthur Lingquist and opened galleries in Warren, VT, Gloucester, MA and Jamestown, RI to showcase these works and those of other New England artists. Her galleries were aptly named “For the Love of Art”. 

In 2003, she and Dick moved to Punta Gorda, FL, where she was a board member for the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center and dedicated countless hours on the the decorating committee at the Isles Yacht Club. Her attention to visual details, perhaps unnoticed by some, was integral to enriching the aesthetic of the spaces she encountered. This also applied to the homes she lived in, the outfits she wore and even the meals she prepared for family and guests. If Trish was involved, it had to look good and it did!

In 2020, she moved to Rochester, NY, to live with her daughter, Sue, and she returned to the old red barns and rolling landscapes of her childhood, as depicted in the scenes of the Lingquist paintings with which she had such a connection. There, she participated in the bustling daily life of four generations, including three great grandchildren. 

Though she was small in stature, Tricia had a grand voice and vision of her own. She enriched the visual and personal experience for those who interacted with her or the canvas of her craft. She will be missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Susan; sisters, Carol, Susan and Mary Jo; husband, Dick; and son, Richard.

She is survived by her sister, Catherine; children, Susan, James and Peter; grandchildren, Brianna Timmothy, Benjamin and Lauren; and great grandchildren Riley, Declan and Ashlyn. 

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