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Patricia A. (Baril) LaPosta

July 7, 1943 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 78)



Patricia A. (Baril) LaPosta, 78, lifelong resident of Leominster, MA who most recently resided in Fitchburg, MA, passed away on March 21, 2022, at Sterling Village in Sterling, MA. She passed peacefully after spending an evening surrounded by family and friends.

Patricia, born on June 7, 1943 to Donald and Catherine (Chiaravalloti) Baril in Clinton, MA, immediately brought joy and laughter into the world. Patricia went on to graduate from Leominster High School in 1961. After graduating from high school, Patricia went on to pursue a degree at Leo’s Beauty Institute in Worcester, MA, after which she began her career as a hairdresser at Tish & Redmond Hair Salon in Leominster.

In 1961, She met John C. LaPosta and the two were inseparable from that point on. Pat and John were married for over 58 years and had 2 children, Julie Ann and John Charles.

Pat was a dedicated mom to both of her children, raising them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to Pat, a value she instilled in all those around her. Second only to family, was her cherished relationship with the many high school friends who she saw regularly.

The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.

Pat is survived by her husband John C. LaPosta of Fitchburg; a daughter Julie Ann LaPosta of Shrewsbury, MA; a son, John C. (Chuck) LaPosta and his wife Suellen of Holden, MA; a sister, Barbara L. Horgan and her husband Robert of Newport, RI; a brother Donald J. Baril and his wife Maureen of Leominster; and like a brother is Thomas F. Noto and his wife Margaret of Leominster; four grandchildren, Zachary, Griffin, Emma and Ryan LaPosta; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc.,  109 West Street, Leominster, MA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anna’s Parish, 199 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA at 12:00 PM.  For further information or to leave online condolences please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Patricia’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, TN 38105.

To send flowers to Patricia's family, please visit our floral store.


March 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc.
109 West St.
Leominster, MA 01453

Mass of Christian Burial
March 26, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Anna's Church
199 Lancaster Street
Leominster, MA 01453

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