OBITUARY: Patricia Precobb, 81

Below is an obituary from Dolan Funeral Home:

CHELMSFORD, MA — Patricia Precobb, 81, of Chelmsford, MA a devoted wife, mother and sister died early Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Advinia Nursing Home in Wilmington, MA.

She was married to William J. Precobb with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2021.

Born in Spokane, WA, she was the daughter of the late Alvin L. Hurley and Marjorie Adams.

She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School with the class of 1958.

Patricia furthered her education by attending Anna Maria College and graduated with a Bachelor in Education, then graduating from Fitchburg State with her Masters in Education.

Patricia owned and operated Therapeutic Tutors Nashoba Valley Counseling. She taught in the Chelmsford and Needham School Systems. Patricia was also a part-time teacher at Don Bosco Technical High School in Boston, MA, and was a special project manager for Roxbury Community College.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts gave Patricia a citation for her outstanding work as past president of the board of the Paul Center for disabled children located in Chelmsford, MA. She was a past fundraiser for the Chelmsford Little League. She was an avid squash player.

Beside her husband William, Patricia is survived by her son John Precobb of Hopkinton, MA, a daughter, Carol and her husband, Dr. Brian Newman of Alamo, CA, a brother, James Hurley of Secaucus, NJ, her three grandchildren, Katarina Precobb, Cailin Newman and Ryan Newman, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Alvin L. Hurley, the late Mary Mahoney, and the late Ann M. Hurley.


Patricia Precobb, 82, of Chelmsford, MA died January 4, 2022. Visiting hours Fri. from 4 to 7pm. Funeral Sat. at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford, MA. For the safety of all, everyone is kindly asked to wear a mask while attending Patricia’s services. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the Paul Center, 38 Concord Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME at 978-256-4040.

Patricia Precobb

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