Patricia L. “Patty” Frost

Patricia L. “Patty” Frost, 76 of Marion, MA, passed away Saturday, April 7, after a 15 year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the wife of 56 years to Nick Frost of Marion. She was the daughter of the late Mark and Irma (Hummel) Lytle.

She was an active community member of the towns of Essex, CT; Nantucket, MA; Bozeman, MT; and Marion, MA. Her passions included her family, running, biking, playing the flute, piano, tennis, paddle tennis, the beach, skiing, cooking, gardening and reading.

She held leadership roles in several organizations supporting her favorite causes. These included Planned Parenthood of Connecticut; local school boards; conservation and planning for Sconset, MA; the local library; and her church. She also was very proud of serving as the Editor in Chief of the Hood College Newspaper. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters; Ashley Gebhardt, Kimberly Scurry and Courtney Frost. She was also survived by five grandchildren and many loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patty’s name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at

Funeral services will be private.

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