Obituary: Patricia (Swanson) Malinosky, of Milford

Patricia (Swanson) Malinosky, beloved wife of Carl Malinosky, Jr. and longtime resident of Milford, passed away peacefully on November 6th, 2013 at Golden Hill Healthcare Center.

Born on May 7th, 1936 in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Harriet Bower Swanson.

Pat was an avid skeet shooter and traveled to tournaments with her husband and son throughout the Northeast, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. She was a member of Seymour Fish and Game and Ansonia Fish and Game Clubs.

Among her many distinguished skeet shooting accomplishments include the first woman to break 100 straight targets in the .410 gauge (1975), chosen to 10 Ladies All-American skeet teams, elected to the Connecticut Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 1987 and elected to the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 1990. She also served as an officer for the Connecticut Skeet Shooting Association and as a National Skeet Shooting director representing Connecticut.

Besides shooting, Pat had many interests which included playing the organ, needlepoint, and bowling. Her work career included administrative assistant work at a few companies.

Pat was an intelligent, witty, and social individual. Her calm demeanor masked a strong internal will, determination, and competiveness. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and the skeet shooting community.

In addition to her loving husband Carl of 56 years, Patricia is survived by her son Carl Malinosky III and his wife Sharon; her sisters Elizabeth Wahl Crowell and her husband Albert, Evelyn Ducharme and her husband Kenneth; her brothers James Swanson and his wife Sandra, Edward Swanson; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister Elaine Swanson.

The family would also like to thank the 1st floor nursing staff at Golden Hill Healthcare Center for their care and support; as well as the Hospice Care team.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, November 11th, at 11AM at The Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford CT 06460. Burial will be immediately following at Kings Highway Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Sunday, November 10th, from 3:30-6:00 PM at Cody-White Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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