Patrick J. Hunt (1941-2014)

Patrick J. Hunt, 73, of Brookfield, CT, died Saturday evening, Aug. 30, at Danbury Hospital following a long illness.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is remembered for his genial nature and his hearty laugh. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included golf, bowling, art, woodworking, crossword puzzles and stamp collecting.

Patrick was born in New York City on March 8, 1941, the second child of the late Patrick and Mary (Foley) Hunt, immigrants from Ireland. As a boy, he traveled twice to Ireland in the company of his mother. He graduated in 1959 from Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York. He received a bachelor's degree in Math from Manhattan College in 1963. He and his childhood sweetheart, Concetta M. Prisco, were married at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Lucy in the Bronx on Jan. 26, 1963.

He was a longtime resident of the Bronx and parishioner of the Church of St. Lucy, where he served as lector. He and his family subsequently lived in Danbury, Connecticut, and Belle Mead, New Jersey. After retiring as a director in the home office of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1998, he and his family moved to New Milford, Connecticut, and joined the parish of Our Lady of the Lakes Church. Patrick and his wife moved to Brookfield's Newbury Village in 2011.

He is survived by his wife and by their three children: son Thomas P. Hunt of Whiting, Vermont; daughter, Theresa C. Krokovich of Oviedo, Florida; and son Patrick J. Hunt, Jr., of Orlando, Florida. He also is survived by eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother John Hunt.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Thursday morning, Sept. 4, at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Sullivan Road and Old Town Park Road in New Milford, with burial at Central Cemetery on Federal Road in Brookfield. Arrangements are being handled by Brookfield Funeral Home.