Middleton — Mrs. Patricia A. (Mallett) Mendalka, 74, of Middleton, beloved wife of the late John W. Mendalka Sr., died unexpectedly July 7, 2013, at her home.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Marie (Gould) Mallett. Pat was raised in Lynn until the age of 11 after which she was raised in Middleton. She was educated in Danvers and Middleton and was a graduate of the former Holten High School in Danvers.
Mrs. Mendalka had been employed by the State of Massachusetts at the Hogan Regional Center in Hawthorne as a supervisor for many years until the time of her retirement in 2007. Pat was also instrumental in the foundation and success of the family company, Middleton Oil, alongside her husband and daughter and son-in-law.
Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She devoted her life to her family and friends and will be deeply missed.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Karen Bouchard and her husband, Ronald, of Chesterville, Maine, Cynthia Rubchinuk and her husband, Mark, of Middleton and Kathryn Davis and her fiance, David Smith, of Georgetown; her daughter-in-law, Denise Mendalka of Beverly; her 12 grandchildren, Andrew LeColst, Greg LeColst, Patrick LeColst, Nicholas LeColst, Tammy Mendalka, John W. Mendalka III, Beth Dougherty, Fred Dougherty Jr., Mark Rubchinuk Jr., Robert Rubchinuk, Katie Davis, Becky Davis; her 16 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Janet Meade of Middleton and Dawn Page of New Hampshire; her sister-in-law, Carol Bernhard and her husband, John, of Middleton; and several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She was the mother of the late John Walter Mendalka Jr.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Middleton Congregational Church, 68 Maple St., Middleton, Monday, July 15, at noon. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Visiting hours in the Middleton Congregational Church, 68 Maple St., Middleton, Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Pat's memory to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Mass General/North Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.