NORTH ADAMS, MA - Patricia Ann (Kingsley) Mancuso, 80, died on Monday, July 12, at home surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in North Adams, on January 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Carl and Doris (Sumner) Kingsley Jr. She attended schools in North Adams, and graduated from Drury High School. She was employed at Williams College for over 30 years and the owner of The Beach in Florida, MA from 1979 to 1983.
During her lifetime she enjoyed singing and playing the piano and organ. In her younger years, she performed with her brothers, calling themselves The Kingsley Trio, and she continued to entertain at weddings and local venues.
Little Patty, aka Pattycakes, had the biggest heart, warmest smile, and loved being with family and friends. She was a board member of Popcares, loved volunteering, and the special friendships she made. In 2019, Popcares presented her with the Henry Bounds Spirit of Kindness award. Patricia was an avid golfer at Waubeeka, bowled for many years at Greylock Bowl, and was a proud member of the Berkshire County Line dancers and loved to dance. She was the reigning Florida Mountain Turnip Queen.
Patricia leaves behind son Curtis Cowell and his wife Krista, of North Adams,; daughter Colleen Passardi and her husband Gary, of Wesley Chapel, FL; daughter Nicole Mancuso, of Holiday, FL; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Justyn, Lexi, Eliza, Samantha and Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Gunnar; sisters Sandra Atkins and Lynette Lacoss; and brothers Stuart Kingsley, Carl “Bud” Kingsley III, and Robert Kingsley.
Calling hours will be Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 am to 12 pm with an opportunity for words of reflection at 11:30 am at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home - West Chapel 521, West Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247. Donations may be made to PopCares in care of the funeral home.