OBITUARY

Mary Ann Patrick

25 July, 193122 July, 2021

Mary Ann (Richter) Patrick of Longwood, Florida passed away on July 22, 2021.

Mary Ann was born in Garrett, Indiana and graduated from Saint Francis College. She worked for a short time as a medical technician before assuming her true calling for wife and mother. By her example, she demonstrated the value of this role to the next generation, her children. We've learned to never diminish this noble career.

Before her husband's passing, Mary Ann was married to Ervin Patrick for 64 years. The two set an example of love and grace. As their eight children looked on, they recognized the challenge of the high bar that was set, but knew that God had blessed them with these two special parents. And it's by his grace, that legacy continues.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Aloysius and Mary Orpha (Teders) Richter, sisters, Theresa Hoy, Clara Joan Richter and Barbara Hannah, and daughter-in-law Christine Patrick.

She is survived by brothers Maynard (Jean) Richter, John (Glenda) Richter, and sister Rita (Dave) Persing. She is loved and honored by her eight children, Cynthia (Stephen) Lind, Daniel (Katrina), Kathleen (Sheridan) Becht, Lori, Mary Lynn (Douglas) Zook, Caroline (Richard) Barrett, Rita (Anthony) Lewitt, and Michael, 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mom, also known by many as Nana, is remembered by her sparkling eyes, a welcoming smile and the playful banter she enjoyed with her husband. Her desire to share her joy was her life's mission- if only to brighten the moment for another person she met. Mom was also a champion for each of her children and notably for her daughter, Lori, forging a path of hope and possibilities that dismissed the status quo for persons with special needs.

Please send donations, in lieu of flowers, to Quest Inc. https://questinc.org/donate/. Our family has been affiliated with this organization for nearly 40 years, serving individuals with significant support needs, like our sister Lori, to live life in their communities. Please donate in memory of Mary Ann Patrick (contact, Kathy Becht, PhD, kpbecht@gmail.com). For more information about Quest Inc https://www2.guidestar.org/profile/59-2013160 .

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 25 July , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, 26 July , 2021

Memories

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Christine Patrick

24 July 2021

I remember when I was younger that I had to teach nana Patrick and papa Patrick how to use their new tablets because they weren’t in the technology era, it was also the first day that I was asked if I wanted ice cream in our secret code.
I will forever miss them both and I hope they Rest In Peace

-Christine Patrick

Amanda Patrick

24 July 2021

Nana Patrick, as we called her in our house, was warm and sweet. Kind and loving. Funny, man she could make us laugh.
I have known her since I was a teenager and i'll never forget how kind she was to me even then.
I have so many fond memories it is hard to share just one, but one with my Luke stands out.
Luke was shy and quiet as a toddler. Well we went for a visit and he noticed the angel night light and she noticed him noticing it. Well she went over there with him and showed him all that it could do and he was so amazed. She talked to him about that light for a good 10 min. Then the other day we were over saying goodbye to her and as we were in the bedroom I saw the light and I said to him, do you remember her showing you this? And he said yes with a giggle.
O Nana. You will be missed. We love you.

Jennifer Patrick

24 July 2021

Nana P. Was one of the sweetest, most loving, and accepting women I've ever met. I feel blessed to be part of her family and I pray I am even 10% the woman and mother/grandmother she was. Thank you Nana for loving me as your own. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Im glad though that you are reunited with your soul mate! Love and prayers to all of her family and friends!

Rick Hannah

24 July 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the Patrick family through this difficult time.

Every memory I have of Aunt Maryanne feature her amazing smile, positive presence, faith and love of family.

While I’m sad to learn of her passing I can’t help but be grateful and smile as I remember her.

No doubt when heaven saw Aunt Maryanne coming they moved her to the front of the line at the pearly gates.

With love,

Rick Hannah

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