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Patricia Ann Elmlinger, 82, Of New Canaan, Elementary School Teacher

Patricia Ann Elmlinger
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NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Patricia Ann Elmlinger of New Canaan died Sept. 4. She was 82.

Elmlinger  was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Patrick John and Mary Ann Lynch O'Brien. She attended Ursuline Academy and received a B.A. in Education from Case Western Reserve University. She married Joe Elmlinger in Cleveland in 1957. They lived in Columbus, Ohio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and then in New Canaan since 1973. She was an elementary school teacher and was active in the American Association of University Women and the Darien Community Association. She had been active in several other civic organizations in New Canaan.

Elmlinger is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Paul of New York City and Joe of Greenwich; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at St. Mark's Church in New Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elmlinger's name may be made to the American Association of University Women Educational Opportunities Fund, 1111 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, or online at

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