Patricia L. Corbin

Date of Passing:

March 22, 2022

Corbin, Patricia L., (O’Connell), 71, of Tremont Street, Rehoboth, MA, died unexpectedly on March 22, 2022 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA.

Born in Providence, a daughter of Charles H. O’Connell of Riverside and the late Marion J. (Smith) O’Connell, she lived in Rehoboth for 30 years and previously in Seekonk for 20 years.

Ms. Corbin was a clerk for Stop & Shop for Seekonk for 12 years. She previously worked at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI for 30 years.

Patricia was associated with various animal rescue leagues, equine associations and charitable fundraisers. Her passion was spending time with her beautiful horses since 1968.

Besides her father, she is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Tripp and her husband Kenneth of Louisville, KY and Eleanor O’Connell of Riverside; two brothers, Charles H. O’Connell Jr. and his wife Rachel of Mendon, MA and Daniel O’Connell of Coventry; several nieces and nephews and her long-time companion, Charlie Knisbell.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday March 28, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Sunday 4-7 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. To Pat’s family and friends,
    I was lucky to meet Pat thru Save A Pet and then see her at Stop and Shop. What a wonderful person who loved animals especially horses. She was sunshine on a cloudy day! The Rainbow bridge pets are welcoming her with open arms.

  2. A very sad and untimely passing for a caring and kind human being. Godspeed, Pat.

  3. Such a beautiful person, gone too soon. May she Rest In Peace.

  4. So sorry to hear this news. Deepest condolences to all the family from your Stone cousins.

  5. So sorry for your loss.

  6. On behalf of our family, thank you for all the messages of condolence.
    Though our hearts are broken, we find solace in your kind words and the sharing of your memories of Pat.
    She was truly a beautiful person, inside and out…a beautiful soul.

  7. So saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat kept her horse at my family farm in the ’70s and I have run into her over the years at various horse related events. The world has lost a very kind person.

  8. Our Condolences to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers with you. Patsy always kept a cheerful smile and a positive outlook that we will miss.

  9. : “The Lord bless you and and keep you: The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26.

    Rest in Peace Pat. Until we meet again.

  10. My wife and I saw Patricia every weekend. Usually early Saturday mornings at Stop and Shop. Always made our day. “Fill out the survey and you might be a winner of a $500 gift card”. She will be missed. Our condolences to her family and friends

  11. I worked with Pat for many years, she always had a kind word and a smile. May you Rest In Peace sweet friend. Prayers to her love ones .

  12. I met Pat many years ago through our shared love of horses. She was a kind generous person with a love for life. We had many horsey adventures together. May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family.

  13. I worked with Pat for many years at BCBS of Rhode Island. I will always remember her smiling all the time and her great fondness for her horses. She will be missed by all who knew her. Always willing to help whenever she could. A smart business women which I always admired about Pat. May she Rest In Peace and ride the horses in the sky. My deepest sympathy to all the family and especially Charlie.

  14. My condolences to her family.
    Such a wonderful person. She will be missed! May her memory be a blessing.

  15. Condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

  16. O’Connell family,
    I have been friends with Pat since High School. I also saw her at Stop &Shop in Seekonk. She had a great smile each time she waited on me. I will miss our chats together. My condolences to the family .

  17. I met Pat in the late 80’s she was a co-worker of my wife (Diane). Pat was always fun loving to be with at the company parties. I know you will be missed (RIP).

  18. I worked with Pat at BCBSRI for so many years, I have known Pat for 45 years. When you first meet Pat, her eyes were just mesmerizing (just beautiful) but the girl was great, so full of life very upbeat and a positivity that things would always work out. The company parties were such a blast. I will never forget her (Rest In Love) my friend, you will never be forgotten.

  19. Aunt Pat, Xena and I will truly miss you and love always. I enjoyed our visits when we came back to MA. I still remember the first day you taught me how to ride a horse on Pop’s farm. (Dusty was a great horse). ?

  20. She was the best sister in law you could have. Still considered her my sister in law. We saw her every year when we visited New England. I will miss you kid.

  21. I worked with Pat on many Save a Pet events, she was always kind and happy. She will be truly missed.

  22. Pat’s love for life and animals will be greatly missed.
    My thoughts are with her family ; such a wonderful person.

  23. Pat was a friend for ages. We worked together at RI BC/BS in Medicare. We have had many great times over the years. Our luncheon get together won’t be same without her. I still remember her powder blue corvette. I send my prayers for her and her family.

  24. Pat was an amazing person we boarded our horses together for a bit and had a few adventures together
    Always had a smile for everyone

  25. Pat always had that great smile . She was totally a beautiful person. .
    I was Pat’s desk partner at BCBSRI for many many years. coding claims together. i
    I got to meet her horse Poppy and even when she got thrown or kicked she still love that horse. I shared her love of animals so we always had good stories and many laughs. I certainly will miss this lovely lady. My condolences to her family may she rest in peace.

  26. I knew Pat through the horses. I would occasionally chat with her at Stop & Shop. I will miss her positive attitude and beautiful smile. Gallop with the thunder.

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