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Patricia Goss,87

September 09, 2020

Patricia Ann Kittler Goss of Williamstown, 87 passed away on September 9, 2020 after a long illness with Parkinson's disease.


Born on November 12, 1932,  she was the daughter of the late William and Anne Browne Kittler of Adams, Massachusetts. After her mother's death on Christmas Day in 1946, she and her brother William T. Kittler moved to North Adams to live with their grandparents, Thomas and Catherine(Higgins) Browne and their aunts, Mary and Katherine Browne along with their uncles John and Edward Browne.


Patricia was an excellent student and graduated with honors from Drury High School in 1950. Her dream of going to college would not become reality until the mid 1970's when the Business and Professional Women's Foundation of Washington D.C. awarded her a Career Advancement Scholarship. She immediately enrolled at the former North Adams State College, now MCLA. In 1989, at the age of 57 she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After the graduation ceremony, she proudly wore her "I'm a Graduated Granny!" shirt, a gift from her good friends Nancy Bassi and her late husband Peter.


Patricia began her career in 1950 working for the late Hy Patashnik where she remained until January of 1953 when she married her high school sweetheart Ronald S. Goss and they relocated to the navy base in Pensacola, Florida. After raising her children, she worked for the City of North Adams in the treasurer's office until accepting a position as an accountant for Steinerfilm in Williamstown. In 1996, she reluctantly retired due to failing health.


Nothing meant more to Patricia than her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her children; Ronald Goss (Cyndi), Kathleen Wall, Nancy Goss O'Brien (Jeff Cardinal), Timothy Goss (Margaret); daughter-in-law Julie George-Goss, grandchildren David Wall (Kimberly), Michael Wall (Candace), Jonathan Thomas (fiancee Ashley Lynn), Alexandra Goss Dieringer (Kurt), Victoria Goss, Connor Goss, Brendon Goss, Ryan Goss, Katherine Goss, great-grandchildren Nolan Morey Wall and Kenley Grey Dieringer. She also leaves a neice, nephews and her devoted brother and sister-in-law, William and Barbara Kittler who brought her so much joy with their daily visits.


She was predeceased by her devoted husband of sixty-three years, Ronald S. Goss who passed away on December 5, 2016 and her loving son Thomas W. Goss who passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2016.


The Goss family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Williamstown Commons, especially Judy Jolin. We will be forever grateful for their extraordinarily compassionate care.


Donations in memory of Patricia A. Goss may be made to the Friends of the North Adams Library through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St, North Adams, MA 01247.


A Liturgy of Christian Mass at St Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 am with a calling hour at the church beginning at 10:00am. Burial will follow in the family plot at Southview cemetery in North Adams. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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We are so sorry to hear about your Mother, Are thoughts and prayers are with the family
Robert and Linda Cellana
from: To the Goss Familyon: 09-22-2020

So sorry to hear of your momís passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
from: Donna Witherell on: 09-17-2020

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this sad time.
from: Maryanne Lavariereon: 09-14-2020

Goose, Nancy & family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise & Don
from: Denise Pierceon: 09-14-2020

Kathy, Ron, Nancy and Tim, My sincere condolences to your entire family on the loss of your mother. May warm memories lift your hearts and comfort you in the days ahead. God bless.

from: Connie Miner McKenzieon: 09-14-2020

Nancy and Goss family: We are sorry to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Mary & Thom
from: Mary Swifton: 09-14-2020

Dear Kathy & Goss family, I am so sorry to read of your Momís passing. It so hard to lose your mother. May your beautiful memories sustain you in the days ahead. God Bless.
from: Heather Lemoineon: 09-13-2020

Dear Nancy,
please know, my heart aches with you and your family at this time. Your mother was a strong woman (high school basketball player; supportive mom; fighter through terrible health conditions). Just wanted to let you and your family know, it's times like these where happy memories are needed the most. With deepest sympathies.
from: Marie Kelly-Whitneyon: 09-13-2020

To Kathy, Ron, Nancy and Tim,
I will always remember your Mom as a kind, soft spoken gentle woman that loved her family more than anything. She will be sadly missed. Thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow.
from: Nicky DelNegroon: 09-13-2020

I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I fondly remember the family reunion picnics at your childhood home on Walnut street, when I was a kid. We would attend with my mom, Valerie and my grandparents(Vincent and Beatrice Gattuso along with my cousins and their family. There was a huge spread of food(we all brought a dish), games and music family sing-a-longs! They are wonderful memories and I hope your memories will sustain you at this time. You mother had the most lovely smile and was always kind.
Kelley Bulmer (Paul) daughter of Valerie King.
from: Kelley(King)Bulmeron: 09-13-2020

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. May your memories of happy times bring a smile to your heart in the days ahead.
from: Maureen Taft Mooreon: 09-12-2020

Dear Kathy & all Patís family,
Please accept my most sincere condolences
on the loss of your mom & grand. Such a lovely
person! My brief contact with her was at NA School
Dept. - all positive interactions. Sheíll be missed by
many. 💕🙏🏼
from: Diane Parsonson: 09-12-2020

Ron & Cyndi
We are so sorry to hear about your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts.
Laurie & Al Wiles
from: Laurie Wileson: 09-12-2020

Dear Ron and Cyndi: my condolences to you and your family for your loss. 🙏🏻
from: Ruth (Vidal) Robillardon: 09-12-2020

Both your parents were so special to me. Really loved traveling with them. They loved life and weren't afraid to live it. So many great memories. Peace and live to the entire Goss family.
from: Steve Lescarbeauon: 09-12-2020

Gross family. Weíve are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you cherish the memories.
from: Dave and Kelly Blanchette on: 09-11-2020

To the Goss family,
Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. My thoughts are with all of you.
from: Bet Azaron: 09-11-2020

Very sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Ed Dassatti on: 09-11-2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you all
from: Nanette Schmidt on: 09-11-2020

Our condolences to all of the Goss family...the loss hurts but the memories will be forever.
from: Skeets and Barb Richardson: 09-11-2020

Tim, My sincere condolences to you and your whole family on the loss of your mom. May all your memories of her help comfort you in the days ahead.

from: Erica (Dami) Pecoron: 09-11-2020

Sincere sympathy to the entire Goss family on the loss of Pat, We first met our freshman year in high school. She was so pretty and so smart. A really lovely person. Visited her regularly at The Commons and she "usually" had a smile when I reminisced with her. Prayers for all of you and may she RIP.
from: Jane Bettion: 09-11-2020

We are so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻💙
from: Walter and Nicolette McGovern on: 09-11-2020

We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the entire Goss Family. We are so sorry for your loss.
from: Rebecca & Steve Cyron: 09-11-2020

I estend my deepest sympathies to the Goss family on the loss of this lovely woman. I did not know Pat well, and it was many ears ago, but I( always enjoyed the time we spent together, however briefly. May she rest in peace, ad may God blss you.
Terry Taft
from: Terry Tafton: 09-11-2020

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