Patricia “Pat” Coken


Coken, Patricia “Pat”, 87, of Rising Ridge Rd., Campton, NH, formerly of Cranston, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald M. Coken for 59 years.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Freda (Pliner) Pokras.  She was a graduate of Hope High School, Class of ’49 and Katherine Gibbs School class of ’50.  A Master seamstress, Pat taught sewing and was the owner of the Fabric Collection in Providence, RI for many years.  She was an accomplished golfer and a former member of Quidnessett Country Club, Potowomut Country Club, Owl’s Nest Golf Club, the RI Women’s Golf Association, and a member of Temple Sinai and its Sisterhood.  Pat was an avid skier, artist, actress and model.  She adored her family and was the devoted mother of Lawrence Coken and his wife, Cynthia, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jane Ryan and her husband, Christopher, of Spencer, MA and Stacey Burns and her husband, Thomas, of Duxbury, MA.  Dear sister of the late Elaine Stiegel and Donald Pokras. Loving grandmother of Samantha, Tyler, Cierra, Ryan, Jackson and Meagan.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Chrissa T. Hammond
    Dec 19, 2018

    Your mother was truly a beautiful women inside & out. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with her, and your dad, back in the 90s when we were single and living in Boston. She was always so kind, fun, generous and loving. Your mother’s memory will live on in so many. Much love and comfort to you all during this very difficult time, and the days/weeks ahead. We love you. Gary & Chrissa Hammond

  2. Bob & Charlotte Silvia
    Dec 19, 2018

    May Pat rest in peace! A wonderful lady who was always so gracious

  3. Jenneleise Lopez
    Dec 21, 2018

    It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family

  4. Luis & Lissette Carrasquillo
    Dec 21, 2018

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your beautiful mother rest in peace.

    With love,
    Lee & Lou

    Dec 21, 2018

    So sorry to read of the passing of your dear mother. Pat was a great friend with whom we shared many good times on and off the golf course.
    May you find peace and comfort in the memory of your dear mother.

    Sincerely, with deep sympathy,

    John & Anita

  6. Al Conti
    Dec 24, 2018

    We just heard of Pat’s passing from our mutual friend, Joan Cole. We spent numerous, memorable times skiing and dining together. Our heart felt condolences to the entire Coken Family. Al & Pat Conti

  7. Ray & Bette Beauregard
    Jan 1, 2019

    To the Coken Family;
    Pat was such a sweet , fun-loving gal. We have fond memories in the Silver Streaks, the Challenge Cup, The Balsams and so many more).
    Thanks for the Memories.
    Bette and Ray Beauregard

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