Patricia Marie Dignard

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Salisbury, MA - Patricia Marie Dignard, 88, of Salisbury has passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Anna Jacques Hospital.
She was born in Methuen, Mass on March 18, 1931 to Mr. Patrick Joseph Leonard and Catherine (Callahan) Leonard. She was preceded in death of her husband, Ernest J. Dignard Sr. of Salisbury.
She was an avid reader of all books, loved to play the piano, and was a long time member of the Star of the Sea Church Chorus in Salisbury where she expressed her love for singing,. She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxillary of Seabrook, N.H. She drove school buses for the Salisbury school system and Triton Regional for 35 years and was well known by generations of children as "Patty" the bus driver. We will all miss her amazing stories of family history that have been passed down from her deep Irish roots of Ireland.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen and husband, Roland Cormier of Amesbury, son Ernest J. Dignard Jr. and wife Kathy of Salisbury, step daughter Shirley Richard of Epsom, NH, and stepdaughter, Louise and Dana Richardson of Deerfield, N.H. and a very close nephew Joseph Leonard of Salem, NH. She also leaves behind, grandsons Jason, Roland and Peter Cormier, Joseph, Stephen, Michael and Brian Richard, Dana and James Richardson and two grand-daughters, Dusty Dignard and Laurie. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her two older brothers, James Leonard and Joseph Leonard.
A funeral mass for Patricia will be held Monday April 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Star of the Sea Church 34 Beach Rd. in Salisbury. A reception will follow in the Holy Family Parish Hall in Amesbury. Burial will be at a later time. Calling hours will be held this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Published on April 13, 2019
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3 posts

Tamara Calabrese
Apr 17, 2019
Patty was so good to my son , he always liked to see her on the bus .
Jan Kelly Roberts
Apr 12, 2019
I must get my love of reading from the Callahan side of the family. I don't remember Patty (there is a 16 yr age difference), but I do remember her mother, Aunt Kitty and her player piano. Also our visits to Salisbury Beach when I was young. Sorry to hear of her passing, The old guard is moving on.
laura d
Apr 12, 2019
dear ernie and dusty so sorry for your loss thinking of you and the family at this time she was a wonderful lady loves to you both