Patricia M. Desaulniers, age 68

of Braintree

Patricia M. Desaulniers, age 68

Braintree, Patricia M. Desaulniers, age 68, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, after a brief illness, Friday, February 21, 2020, at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, in the comfort of her loving family and friends.

Patricia was born in Boston, to the late Eugene E. and Mildred F. (McNeil) Desaulniers. Raised and educated in Dorchester, she was a graduate of Saint Peter’s Elementary School, Saint Gregory’s High School, Class of 1969, and the Catherine Laboure School of Nursing. She had lived in Braintree for thirty-five years, previously in Dorchester.

She was employed as a registered nurse for over forty-five years, thirty-five of which were at the Caritas Carney Hospital in Dorchester as a staff nurse and later as an assistant head nurse. She currently was working for the Steward Health Care System in the corporate office, involved with quality of care services.

Pat was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed traveling.

Most of all, she was dedicated to her family and friends, and especially to her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She loved supporting all their many activities and was proud of their many accomplishments.

Devoted sister of Robert J. Desaulniers of Limington, Maine and the late Eugene J. Desaulniers.

Dear sister-in-law of Christine A. Desaulniers of Quincy.

Loving aunt of Laura Lewis of Maine, Robert C. Desaulniers of Ore., Michelle Foster and her husband Jeff of Calif., Eugene L. Desaulniers and his wife Norah Tinti of Salem, Timothy E. Desaulniers and his wife Kristen of Whitman, and the late James E. Desaulniers.

Cherished great aunt of Noah, Violet, Pearl, Victoria, Abigail, Jackson, Mila, Tyson and Evelyn.

Pat is also survived by her loyal and steadfast friends, Mary Cronin of South Boston, Jeanne Carnell of Dorchester, and Josephine Somers of Marshfield.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, February 28, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Thomas More Church, 7 Hawthorn Road, Braintree, at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made the charity of your choice.


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  • You will be missed at the Carney.

  • My sincere condolences to the Desaulniers family.

  • Pat was a great co worker. So sorry for your loss Mary, Josie and Jeanne. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Bob, So sorry for your loss. Russ

  • I worked with Pat for the past 7 years in Steward. She always made us laugh in the office and cared about people doing the right things. Besides being funny, witty, and sincere, Pat set the golden standards of work ethic and never hesitated to offer her help and wisdom to people who needed it. It was such a great pleasure to know her and to have her be part of my life. I miss her so much and will always miss her. May her rest in peace. My deepest condolence to the family.

  • My condolences to the family and Pat’s CLSN friends…Josie Jeanne and Mary

  • My deepest condolences to Bob and the extended Desaulniers family on the loss of Patti.

  • Patti was a wonderful and kind person and I have a great memories of spending time with her over the years at holidays and family events, and especially will never forget her taking me to Disney World when I was a kid.
    Our deepest condolences to the Desaulniers family.
    Rich, Sheila, Shannon, Liam, Riley and Kate Finnegan (Hopkinton)