Patricia Verrillo, 76, of Fairfield, a wife, mother and grandmother, died April 23, 2010, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, following a battle with lung cancer.

She was the wife of 54 years of Albert Verrillo, and mother of Jill Cherry. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Cherry; a daughter-in-law, Heidi Bender Verrillo; two sisters, Joan Woodley and Jean Sanders; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Barbara Danylko.

She was predeceased by her son, Bruce Verrillo; and son-in-law, Thomas Cherry.

Patricia delighted in time spent with her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield; interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNS Hospice at Home, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. To sign an online guest register, visit