Patricia Knox

Patricia “Pat” Knox (Wagner), our loving mother, grandmother, and celebrated Gi-GI passed away peacefully on the morning of January 16th, 2021 after a difficult battle with COVID 19.
Pat was born March 18, 1937 in Malden, the youngest of two children to David and Maude Wagner. She married Laurence “Larry” Knox of Malden in 1957 and together they were blessed with four children. Pat worked many years at San-tron as an electronics assembler alongside lifelong friend Audrey. In her later years Pat enjoyed painting and crafting, weekly trips to see her friends at The Dutton Center, and of course frequent trips to the Dollar store where she never left emptyhanded.
Pat was preceded in death by her loving parents and brother David, her ex-husband Laurence Knox, and her favorite son Kenneth along with his partner Debra Young. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Serino and her husband Angelo of Saugus, MA, son Laurence “Butch” Knox and his wife Janine of Lynn, Ma, and son Dennis of East Haven, CT; grandchildren Jennifer DeCoff and husband Jason, Michael Plunkett and wife Briana, Andrew Plunkett, Justin Plunkett, Alexis Knox, and Christopher Knox; beloved great-grandchildren Cori, Bane, Gavin and Sierra. Pat is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews whom she loved and kept in contact with.
Pat leaves behind a grieving family that will miss her dry humor which was often followed by her innocent smile that let you know she was up to no good. Her family will miss their shared holidays with Pat which always included handmade gifts and of course, cupcakes. Pat was a giver, always putting her family first and she will remain in our hearts as the wonderful person she was.
In lieu of flowers, wear a mask and make a trip to the dollar store. Get yourself something nice, it’s what Pat would have wanted
Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 25 at 10 am in Forest Dale Cemetery; Family and friends are welcome to join.


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  1. Ron & Deb Skinner on January 23, 2021 at 1:08 am

    To the whole Knox Family: We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you in this time of sorrow…Ron & Deb Skinner

  2. Fran and Carol Golen on January 24, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    My sincere sympathies to Kathy Serino and her family on the passing of her mom.
    We are sorry for your loss and sending you our love.

  3. Susan Robertson on January 25, 2021 at 5:07 am

    My deepest sympathy Kathy & family – your all in my thoughts & prayers RIP Patricia

  4. Kristie McNall on January 25, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    My warmest condolences to all of Pat’s family. I met Pat from working at the Dutton Center and she quickly became a close friend. Her smile and laugh were contagious and she had the best sense of humor. Her life advice I will hold with me forever and she will forever be apart of my inspiration to continuing my career as a nurse and working with the geriatric population.

    She had the sweetest soul around with a strength I have never witnessed before. It is an honor to have known Pat and to have memories I have with her.

    I am so sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She will forever be watching over you all. You all were pride and joy and loved nothing more than show you all off to the world!

    Rest in the sweetest of peace, Pat. May your coffee be black and you have enough butter for your muffins.

    With love,

    Kristie McNall

  5. Kathleen Medugno on January 25, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I worked at the Dutton Center from 2016 to 2019. I started at the Dutton Center one week after my mother passed away. Pat was so sweet to me and we hit off right from the start .. I called her my adopted step mom .. and when she gave me a card she would always sign it “ Ma Pat”. I literally just send her a post card a day before I found out she has passed away.. I will always remember her wit and humor and the way she would play along when I asked her what it was like growing up in the 1800s. Haha .. my heart is heavy now but I am so blessed I was able to have known her.

  6. Ashley & Tayla Walsh on January 29, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    My warmest condolences to Pat’s family. Pat has known me and my sister Tayla since I was born and has always been so generous to us since day one. I never went a holiday without a heart warming card from Pat. My grandmother Audrey, has been a lifelong friend of Pat and I’ll always remember her. Rest in peace Pat

  7. Liane Barrett on April 30, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I am sorry to hear that Pat had passed away I was a staff member at the Dutton center from 2017-2019. It was funny Pat came to the door at the Dutton center looking for the social worker Doreen I told her that she was maybe it was her day off Pat says I need to speak to someone else regarding me attending here, I almost did let her in. We always joked about that day. Pat always did remember me on my birthday and Christmas. May she Rest In Peace.

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