Patricia N. Thot, 80, Theresa

THERESA, NY —  Patricia N. Thot, 80, of 37012 NYS Rt. 37, Theresa, NY, passed away October 5, 2021, at her daughter’s home where she was surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1940, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Marguerite (Deacon) Fitzgerald. Patricia attended WHS.

Following school she worked at the Acme Market as a deli manager before working at Fort Drum as a supply clerk. She entered the Army National Guard in 1974 and worked in a heavy equipment department where she was a supply chief.  She served six months in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged and retired in 1993.

She married Martin Thot on March 1, 1959, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Vogt officiating.

Patricia was a member of the Carthage American Legion Auxiliary and VFW, and she was an Associate member of Orleans Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing the piano, organ and keyboard, singing in the choir, baking and cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Among her survivors are two daughters, Wanda M. Minkler, Theresa, Penny Ellis, Carthage, her “other daughter”, Deborah Fazio, Calcium; four grandchildren, Andy Ellis and his fiancé, Corina Houppert, Bryan Minkler, Zachariah Ellis, Elizabeth Ellis and her fiancé Roger Cecconi; two great grandsons, Tanner and Jayse Ellis; a great granddaughter, Ashton Houppert; her siblings, Wilma and Tom Jacobson, WI, Steven and Shirley Fitzgerald, Herrings, NY, Barbara and Richard Flechtner, AZ, Deborah Fitzgerald, WI, Judith Cottrel, FL; many nieces and nephews; her dog, Lola.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Martin Thot, on Dec. 10, 2011 and her son in law, Steven Minkler on Sept. 4, 2016.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Black River Cemetery.

The family would like to thank their caregivers, Laurie Roe, Nancy Morgan and Deborah Fazio for their kindness and care given to their mother.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made at