Patricia (Jacobson) Sloan passed away unexpectedly at Middlesex Hospital on January 16, 2023.
Pat graduated from East Hampton High School in 1967, and shortly after embarked on many adventures, including hitchhiking across the country and attending Woodstock. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut University, then went on to nursing school at Norwalk Hospital. She worked as a registered nurse for over 40 years, including as a psychiatric nurse in the Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department for many years, and then in extended rehab care. She continued without hesitation to work as a nurse throughout the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consistent with her ambitious and fearless character, Pat went back to school to pursue a second career, earning her law degree magna cum laude from UConn Law School. She was a practicing attorney for several years before returning to nursing in order to spend more time with her children.
Pat loved spending summers at the beach and traveling, especially with her daughter Sarah in Europe. She also spent frequent time in New York City visiting her grandson, Leo Bear. She loved music, especially Motown and Andrea Bocelli, going out to restaurants with friends, visiting museums, watching tennis, and cheering on her beloved New York Knicks.
Pat will be remembered as a loyal family member and friend, a wonderful mother, and an incredible Grammy.
She is survived by her children, Sarah Joseph and Emily Stigers; her son-in-law Jori Stigers; her grandson Leo Bear Stigers; her brothers and sisters, Cindy Pond, Arthur Jacobson III, Martin Jacobson and his wife Sue, James Jacobson and his wife Liz, and Betsy Wall and her husband Stephen; her nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends. She is predeceased by her brother Steven Jacobson.
According to her wishes, Pat’s life will be celebrated with a big party at the beach this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to any charity. The Cremation Society of New England is honored to have been entrusted with Patricia’s care and final arrangements.