Pat Ann Cherkowski, 81

Feb 22, 2023

Pat Ann Cherkowski passed away on February 16, 2023, at the age of 81. She was born on April 21, 1941, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dennis Bertini and Anna Martignetti. Pat was raised in Cambridge, MA, where she attended Cambridge Latin High School, excelling in her studies and serving as the president of her senior class and a member of the National Honors Society.

After marrying, Pat moved to Hudson, MA, where she raised her children and was an active member of her community. She was the proud founder and president of the Hudson Girls Club and volunteered in numerous other organizations.

In the 1980s, Pat attended Bentley College and received a bachelor's degree in accounting. In 1985, she married the love of her life, John Cherkowski. They split their time between Buzzards Bay, MA, and Tarpon Springs, FL, and shared many happy years together.Pat had a successful career in commercial sales and real estate investing, but it was her entrepreneurial spirit that led her to open three Bath Fitter franchises in the Clearwater, FL area with her husband in 1990. Together, they ran the business until her retirement several years later.

In her early retirement, Pat enjoyed traveling extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada, always eager to experience new cultures and meet new people. She was an avid runner, gardener, gym-goer, and walker, always seeking to stay active and healthy. Pat had a great passion for music, which she indulged in by attending countless concerts throughout her life. Her love for literature was equally strong, as she actively participated in book clubs and was known to be a voracious reader.

Pat was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and her family was her greatest source of joy. Known affectionately as Nona to her grandchildren, she treasured the time she spent with them. Her unwavering love and support provided the inspiration for her grandchildren to become their best selves. Her kindness, generosity, and positive attitude touched the lives of everyone she met.

Pat is survived by her husband John, her children Mark Kosinski and his wife Kristin, Joanne Bilancieri and her husband George Arsenalt, Jody Smith and her husband Jason, her grandchildren Josh, Ryan, Callan, and Stowe Kosinski, Adam Bilancieri, Ashlen Smith, Jennifer Carrier, and Kevin Peck, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents and sister-in-law Regina Cherkowski.

Pat's legacy will live on in the hearts of those who loved her, and her memory will forever be cherished. A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held to celebrate her remarkable life.