Patricia VanAlstyne Plue, 80, of Pittsfield passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, losing a determined two-and-a-half-year battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. Pat (Treesha) was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Great Barrington, the sixth child of the late Mary Una and Sears Roy VanAlstyne. She was raised in Interlaken and Lenox, and is a graduate of Lenox High School’s class of 1957. She married Andrew N. Plue, Jr. of Adams Sept. 27, 1958.
Following her 1996 retirement from Suburban Propane in Bennington, Vermont, she proceeded to “just do it,” expanding her ongoing love of domestic and international travel. She enjoyed camping, volleyball, softball, roller skating, hiking, snowshoeing, pickleball and playing the guitar. Pat was a member of the Bennington Choral Society, the Gospel Gang choir, Town Players of Pittsfield, Austin Healey Club of America, Pittsfield YMCA, Berkshire Mountain Pickleball, and the United Methodist Church of Lenox.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Andrew N. Plue Jr.; daughter, Shelly Jean Truskauskas and husband Wayne; two grandsons: Jon Truskauskas, and Don Truskauskas and wife Dawn; three great-grandchildren: Michael, Taylor and Matthew, all of Connecticut; four sisters: Mimi Smith (Merrill) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Phyllis Miller (Donald) of Lenox, and Susan Halpin and Beverly Krol (John) of Pittsfield; brother David VanAlstyne and wife Jeannette of Lenox; three sisters-in-law: Barbara VanAlstyne of Lenox Dale, Ellen VanAlstyne of Pittsfield and Patricia VanAlstyne of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her four brothers: Charles and Sears Jr., who died in 2002, Thomas in 2014, and Wesley in 2019.
The funeral service for Patricia V. Plue will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, MA 01240. Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Lenox in care of the funeral home. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.