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Patricia Grignard, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 11, 2021, after a 3-year battle with Leukemia.

Pat was born in Worcester, Mass, to the late James Patrick Loughlin and Annette Amy Dubuc. She was the oldest of six children. She went to St. Peter’s High School and attended Clark University. She shared her father’s passion for the democratic party as he was a long-time labor leader.

She married Emile Grignard and moved to Colts Neck, NJ in 1969 but never lost her Massachusetts accent. She was a great mother, wife, sister, and friend to many. She cherished family time above all. She loved preparing holiday dinners. She was a great listener and was therefore the first person many would call. She had a very keen sense of intuition and provided great advice. She always kept up on current events in the daily paper and on CNN, MSNBC and loved a good political debate.

She began her career as the first employee of the Monmouth County Bar Association and retired after 30 years as the Executive Director and Mentor to Generations of Monmouth County Lawyers. During her career she organized regular seminars on continuing professional education before it was required by the NJ Supreme Court. She helped developed the Monmouth Bar Foundation which gives scholarships to law school students. She was a strong supporter of the Monmouth County Legal Aid Society which provides legal assistance to indigents. She organized all the trustee and monthly Bar Association dinners, she created the monthly Bar Association Newsletter, she excelled at coordinating all Bar Association events including many sports nights, blood banks, and the lawyer referral program.  

She leaves behind her two children, daughter Annette Grignard in Manhattan and son Etienne lll (TN) and his wife Kelly of Middletown NJ: her cherished grandchildren Cleo and Etienne IV: siblings Paul Loughlin, Gail Hines, Kathy Carpenter, Sheila Loughlin-Lovas as well as many nieces and nephews that she adored. She was predeceased by her husband Emile Etienne Grignard Jr, in 2020.

She would like to extend her gratitude to all the kind people who went out of their way to open doors when they saw her with her cane.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday October 22, 2021, from 4:00- 7:00 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Facial masks are required. In lieu of flowers please consider donating blood which was a great assistance to her. There will be a private family burial service. To leave a message of condolence or to share a favorite memory, please visit Pat’s page at www.thompsonmemorial.net

 

 

 

 

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