Patricia Ann (Carey) Puskar, 78, of Fairfield, the wife of the late Michael Puskar, died Aug. 24 at home.

Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine Kelley Carey. She had worked as a bookkeeper at several businesses in Bridgeport prior to becoming the owner of Dover Tool Inc.

She was a member of the Rosary Confraternity and St. Andrew's Parish, and was a member of the church choir. She enjoyed music, singing and playing the piano. She had hosted foreign exchange students at her home over the years, and spent later years at her beach home on the Gulf of Mexico.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Puskar and his wife, Donna, of Monroe; a daughter, Cathy Switzer and her husband, Wayne, of Stephens City, Va.; a son, John Puskar of Colchester, Vt.; three sisters, Lorraine (Kish) Whipple of Newport, Vt., Mary Lazo of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, and Elaine Drawe of Cummington, Mass.; six grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two siblings, Kathleen Cole and Robert Carey.

Calling hours will be Monday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in St. Andrew's Church, Anton Street, Bridgeport. Burial will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery of Easton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, VNS of CT, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611. For information or to sign an online guest register, visit