Obituary: Patrice M. (Ryan) Kline, 64

Patrice M. (Ryan) Kline, 64, died Saturday, October 24 after being stricken ill a few days earlier.

She was born in Framingham, the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Thayer) Ryan and lived in the Metrowest area all of her life. Mrs. Kline worked for the Town of Southborough in the Assessors office for the past 26 years and previously worked many years for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, where she enjoyed helping many individuals and families in their times of need.

She is survived by one son Ethan Kline of Marlborough, one daughter Penelope Phaneuf of Southborough, three brothers; Dennis Ryan of VT, Jack Ryan of Montana, Mark Ryan of Marlborough, four sisters; Carole Ann Walls of Fla., Jane Peters of Marlborough, Darci Drummey of Charlton and Barbara Jean of ME, nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home ( will be held on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m.

Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop St. Framingham MA 01702.

(Obituary via and Metrowest Daily News)

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6 years ago

Sending thoughts and prayers to Penelope and her family.

6 years ago

I was shocked to read this. Patrice was so knowledgeable about the land in town and so helpful to me when I was working on several projects. My condolences to her family and to her co-workers. May she rest in peace.

6 years ago

Patrice was so kind, helpful, and knowledgable in her position with the Town of Southborough. She helped me with a handful of things, and always made me feel quite at home in her office. I’m somehow not surprised to read about her years with SMOC, she had a very kind heart. My condolences to her family and to those that worked with her, I know she was loved by many.

Chris Robbins
6 years ago

It is with great sadness that I learned of Patrice Kline’s passing.
She was always helpful in providing information about our town and details on how properties are assessed. Patrice cared about her job and providing the best service. Southborough was fortunate to have had such a dedicated employee serving our community.

Claire Reynolds
6 years ago

I so agree with Chris Robbins’ comment on Patrice’s professionalism and knowledge. I learned a lot from her. She was always willing to spend time to clarify any questions that I had, specifically in relation to my work with the EDC.
She was a great employee to the Town and will be hard to replace.

Her pleasant attitude and demeanor will certainly be missed.

Donna McDaniel
6 years ago

Patrice was patient, knowledgeable, and pleasant to those who came to her with myriad of questions, often about items with no easy answers. Let’s use this as a reminder that the best time to appreciate someone is when they are here with us not after they are gone.

6 years ago

Deepest condolences to Patrice’s family. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Town House. She will be missed.

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