PALMER – Patricia (Novak) Frappier, 54, a native of Newport, VA and former Chicopee resident, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with Breast Cancer. Patricia was born on March 15, 1959, the daughter of Patricia (Wren) Novak of Granby and the late Joseph Novak. A member of a military family, she was raised in various parts of the world as her residence was determined by her father’s base assignments with the U. S. Air Force, with the family settling in Chicopee in 1974. Pat graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and resided in the Hardwick and Barre areas of Vermont. Her working career included serving as a Realtor for the Vermont Realty Exchange for 5 years, then serving as a Loan Originator and eventually Office Manager for the Summit Financial Center in Barre and then assuming the position of Loan Specialist for the U.S.D.A. Rural Development Division in Hadley, MA from 2005 until her retirement in 2013. She has resided in Palmer for the past 10 years. Besides her father, she was also predeceased by her husband, Larry R. Frappier, on November 14, 2003. Patricia is survived by a son, Seth T. Frappier of Chicopee, a daughter, Chelsea M. Frappier of Charlestown, NH, her partner, Richard Fitzgerald of Palmer, and was fondly known as Meme to Andrew and Katie Shaw. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Novak of San Antonio, TX and Michael Novak of Granby, MA, a sister, Susan Kisiel of Granby, MA and the person Pat called her best friend, Dawn Nolet of Chicopee. The family would like express their gratitude to the entire medical staff of Brigham & Women’s Medical Center in Boston who have provided superior care along with sincere compassion for Patricia during her illness. The calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Corridan Funeral Home, 333 Springfield St., Chicopee from 3 to 7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Prayer Service beginning at 6:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to “Team Tailgate”, 1012 Central St., Palmer, MA, 01069, an organization formed to support the victims of Breast Cancer and their families and to raise awareness for this cause, an organization which became very important to Pat over the years; one to which she contributed a tireless effort and countless hours of her time.