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Patricia Eileen Carbone

February 14, 1947 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 71)

FEEDING HILLS – Patricia Eileen Carbone nee Lapan, 71, passed away on March 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with a brief illness and was taken to eternal rest with the Lord. Born in Springfield, MA on February 14, 1947 to Alfred J. Lapan and the late Pearl (Fleschig) Lapan, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Our Lady of the Elms College. For 5 years, she taught English at Elmwood School in Hopkinton and then Palmer Schools for 32 years. She was also a Team Leader for English, a Curriculum Coordinator and put on many workshops throughout the United States. To cherish her memory, Patricia leaves her loving husband V. Vincent Carbone of Feeding Hills; daughter Maria Patricia Coughlen and her husband Tim of Feeding Hills; beloved granddaughter Caitlin Marie Courtney; siblings Rich, beloved Eileen, Barbara, Michael, Susan, and Paul and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dominic, Guy, beloved Angela, Benito, and Maria. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law Johnny. The family would like to remember the late Thomas Joseph Courtney who passed on February 24, 2002, and to thank his family for giving them their greatest gift, Caitlin. All services will be private. Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street, Agawam has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For more information, please visit
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