Patricia A.


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Salem - Patricia A. "Patsy" (Cuddyer) Knispel, age 67, passed away peacefully August 29, 2019, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was the wife of the George H. Knispel. She was born in Boston to the late Donald and Evelyn (Biggens) Cuddyer.
She was known as the one who would always brighten up the room as soon as she stepped in. One couldn't help to love Patsy as evidenced by the many friends she has. People remember her fondly starting from the St. Ann Band days, through the college years and as a well-known personality in the restaurant business for many years. Patsy loved to cook for her family and friends and hosted many dinners. After dinner started, the many hilarious stories went on for hours. Everybody loved Patsy. She was the sweetest person and would do anything for anybody. She will always remain in the hearts and minds of her family and friends.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, George W. Knispel of Boston, Riley E. Knispel of Gloucester; a brother Bob Cuddyer and his wife Kathy of Gloucester; a granddaughter Mila McWilliam; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Donald Cuddyer; a sister Geraldine Cuddyer.

Her funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Contributions may be made in her name to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502. Information, directions, condolences at
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Published on September 4, 2019
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dave saginario
Sep 13, 2019
I just found out! and I'm so sad. Patsy was the greatest! I will miss her!
Kim (Lane) Curry
Sep 05, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you all. Patsy was a very dear friend and that's an understatement.
We met in Boston at Northeastern/Tufts Dental assistant program. We lived and worked together in Boston, San Francisco, and Aspen. We had a lot of Great times together. She's in my heart and always will be.
Kathy DePatta
Sep 05, 2019
Patsy, "Lobsta Girl" worked at a restaurant called "Palettas"
in the late 70's in Fairfax California. I think Liz was a part of that. Patsy was a wonderful person. We ran into her in the 90's when we visited Gloucester. Oddly enough, Patsy was the hostess at a restaurant that my very best friend's son was the chef for a while. George, we have amazing memories. Paul and Kathy DePatta (livin large in Las Vegas) What should we write? Patsy was the best
John Sutton
Sep 04, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Patricia A. "Patsy" Knispel by John Sutton.  Send flowers
Michael McLaughlin
Sep 04, 2019
We had lots of laughs during our Rockport Public Works days and at Christmas parties. I hope to see and laugh with you again. See ya later Patsy
Liz Sutton
Sep 04, 2019
Patsy was one of my best friends in CA. She was my first real friend when I moved from MS to CA and I knew no one. She gave me support and friendship in the most non judgmental and caring way. We supported one another through many life events and transitions including my second marriage in which she was a bridesmaid. I loved her and will miss her.