Patrick Bliss Obituary

Patrick J. Bliss
Patrick J. Bliss

March 24, 1942 - October 23, 2017
Born in Raritan, NJ
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Patrick J. Bliss, age 75 of Bridgewater passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Raritan, he lived in Bridgewater for 52 years. He was a parishioner of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. He graduated from Somerville High School, class of 61, and served on the reunion committee for 50 years. Pat worked for Post Ace Hardware retiring after 51 dedicated years of service.
In his early years Pat was involved with the Jaycees holding various positions. He enjoyed bird hunting with his son and grandsons. Belonging to the Manville Rod and Gun Club and currently with the Olde Barn Gun Club. He loved woodworking, making many cherished toys and toyboxes for his grandchildren. He loved to make birdhouses. He had a passion for skiing, you could find him on a slope in Vermont. He especially enjoyed his trip to Italy and skiing in the Alps. Most of all Pat loved his summer home at Seaside Park spending many days on the beach with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife Patty, one son Patrick M (Christine) one daughter Deborah, step-children Cheryl, Sandra and Edward. His loving grandchildren Michael and Matthew Bliss, Rylee, Bailee, Alyssa, Ashley, Noel, Natalie, Zachary, Jeremiah and Samuel Zelis. His sister Joann (James) of San Antonio, TX and nephew Shelby, nieces Alicia and Erin and one great nephew Gianni. Sister-in-law Betty Santora and brother-in-law Michael Carovillano (Judy). He was previously married to Mary Iarkowski. Pat will sadly be missed by all.
Viewing will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:00-6:00pm at the Branchburg Funeral Home 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
Funeral services will start with prayer at the funeral home at 9:15am on Monday, October 30, 2017 followed by a 10:00am funeral liturgy at St. Ann’s R.C. Church 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ 08869.
Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery & Mausoleum in Bridgewater.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ann's Church in Raritan New Jersey.
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Branchburg Funeral Home
910 U.S.Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ US 08876
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
45 Anderson Street
Raritan, NJ US 08869
Monday, October 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery
Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Monday, October 30, 2017