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Patricia C. Tessein

February 20, 1940 - July 27, 2022

Patricia C. Tessein, 82, of Hamilton Square, passed away July 27, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.

Born in Trenton she was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1957 and was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church and past volunteer for the annual carnival committee.

Patricia was employed by the State of NJ as a clerk before beginning her family. After raising her children, she worked as a clerk at 7-11 before becoming a Pharmacy Technician at Evans Pharmacy/Eckerd Pharmacy / Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Patricia enjoyed nothing better than being surrounded by her family and friends. She was in her element when sharing her great love with them. Patricia was extremely proud of her family and leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, humor and infinite love.

Predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Kermit O. (Kerry) Tessein, and her parents, John G. Gnandt and Dorothy V. (Burroughs) Gnandt; she is survived by her sons, Kurt O. Tessein, Eric Tessein (Kimberly Foster), and Keith Tessein; grandsons Kurt O. Tessein II, and his wife Amanda, Ryan M. Tessein and his fiancée Danielle Nolan, and Eric J. Tessein; granddaughter, Skyler R. Tessein; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cole and Elaina Marie Tessein; her sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Kathleen Ayres; a brother John (Kathy) Gnandt; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday August 4, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Rd, Yardville, NJ 08620.

Burial will follow in Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville, NJ.

Visitation will be held, Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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Keith Tessein
Keith Tessein
Aug 03, 2022

Mom. Its 5am and I know you're thinking GET TO BED! but I just finished writing something to say about you for Thursday. You know I do my best thinking at night. The house is sooo quiet and I keep thinking I will go upstairs and see you for our nightly chat and snack session, but you are not there. Please give me the strength to get thru Thursday. I am trying to fill the whole in my heart with all the great memories I have of you and our family fun times. I love you mom


Dorothy Nelson
Dorothy Nelson
Aug 03, 2022

Hi Pat, it's 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and its raining in the tv room but I will write through the drops. 77 years ago on Christmas night Dad had accident on Liberty Street by Clinton and at 5 years old you started falling out the open door to the icy road. I grabbed your coat and we have turned out to be extremely close friends as well as sisters. I was there for you and you were always worrying about me. I still visualize you sitting next to me for 5 hours as I gazed at Ray in death. Yor leaving this earth first is something I never thought I would have to deal with. Pat, death is fi…


To my loving sister, Pat, Kathy and I will miss you dearly. I will remember you as the quiet one and the one that would always go along with anything. Kathy and I always talk about how much fun we had when you and Kerry would visit us in Saint Louis. Unfortunately, due to the distance between us the visits were way too infrequent.

Pat, your “little” brother loves you and will never forget you. You are a great sister, a loving wife and mother and a great grandmother. I’ll miss you and if I get to heaven, I’ll see you again. Say hi to grumpy dad and mom.

Love you, Kathy and John


Kathy Gnandt Ayres
Kathy Gnandt Ayres
Aug 01, 2022

This is so hard, I Miss You Already.....

I am sitting hear remembering all the fun we had on our many trips to the Poconos with our kids and Mom and Dad, the excursions to the many Christmas Tree Shops in Rhode Island, especially the last one where we bought so much we almost had a yard sale in the parking lot of our hotel so there was room for me and you in the car!!! (I will miss my 3 Amigos). I have so many good memories of the times we shared together.

Pat, you were the most caring, loving and kindest Sister I could have had. This is not goodbye, just see you later...Love You, Kathleen



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