Patrick T Kingsley

May 24, 1934March 26, 2013

Patrick Kingsley, 78, died on March 26, 2013 in Ellenton, Florida of heart failure. He was born on May 24, 1934 in Grandville, Michigan to Judson and Laura Kingsley. He graduated from Grandville High School and served in the U.S. Army in Intelligence. He met his wife, Rita (Graham) Kingsley, in Dublin, Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. They raised four children in Jenison, Michigan. He worked at General Motors as a tool and die maker and then as a tool engineer. After retiring, he volunteered with the U.S. Coast Guard and at age 67 became certified as a crewman completing the same requirements as an 18 year old out of boot camp. He and his wife moved to Ellenton, Fl where he continued volunteering as a coast guard crewman and received additional certifications in navigation and radio watchstander. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, his children, Bill (Stephanie) Kingsley, Tom (Tammy) Kingsley, Jerry Kingsley, Judy (Robert) Kryger, and eight beloved grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Mass on Monday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 12001 69th street East, Parrish, Fl 34219. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Frances Cabrini church.


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Terry Deal

April 1, 2013

Dear Rita and family. I will surely miss my good friend. We shared many good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jane Beld-Smith

March 31, 2013

Dear Rita and sympathy to you and your family...I do not know if you remember me...but you helped me out in my home and did a great job.!!!

The Becks

March 31, 2013

Pat was a wonderful person and he will be truly missed. You are all in our prayers.

March 31, 2013

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Charlie and Carmen Corder {Tango Charlie}

Lois and Dean Nederveld

March 30, 2013

Dear,dear Kingsley family, how saddened we are to learn of Pat's death. We send love, hugs, and deep sympathy to all of you. We wish we were not so far away and could be there with you. There are so many great memories. St.Pat's Day is no longer the same here as the Irish Flag no longer flies. We miss you and you're in our prayers.

Mariia D'Arcy

March 29, 2013

Rita our thoughts and prayers are with you , Pat will be sadly missed by us all
Peter, Maria, Adam and Megan D'Arcy, Virginia, Cavan Ireland

Lori Nederveld...ersma

March 29, 2013

Judy, Bill, Tom, Jerry & Mrs. Kingsley,
I am so sorry for your/our loss. Mr. Kingsley was a good dad shared by all of us neighborhood kids. He was always joking about us Hollanders.... The fact that he took time to joke with the kids says a lot about the kind of man he was. We always felt accepted & loved. I cherish those memories of growing up on Sandcrest St. & am so grateful for them. Praise God for the good life he lived & the positive impact he had on those around him. Although he will be immensely missed, we can smile through our tears. He is with the Lord!