Patricia Andriole

In Branford, there’s a place where people can go for help—for assistance, for counseling, for food, for company. Its name is no coincidence: The Patricia C. Andriole Volunteer Services Center. Recently retired, Pat headed the Branford Counseling Center and its predecessors for decades, but that’s just her most obvious contribution to the town. She’s also served her community through the Branford Rotary Club, Soundview Family YMCA, Branford Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, Branford Festival, and numerous other efforts to help ensure those in need could find help. Her volunteer work continues in full force today—as one nominator noted, “If there is something wonderful happening in Branford, chances are Pat is a part of it!”