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Orland Funeral Home

9900 W 143RD ST, Orland Park, IL

OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Alaniz

April 15, 1937January 4, 2020
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Patricia Ann “Pat” (Gannon) Flavin Alaniz went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Pat was 82 and passed in Orland Park. Pat was born on Thursday, April 15, 1937 to John and Mildred (Balda) Gannon at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago. Her childhood nickname was “Patsy.” A graduate of Visitation High School, Pat grew up and settled on the South Side of Chicago and married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Flavin. They had five daughters together until Bill tragically passed. Pat was Roman Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Parish near her family home in Palos Hills. Pat married Arthur “Art” Alaniz and shared many years with Art playing golf and enjoying birthdays and holidays with the family. Pat worked at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn as a Human Resource and Benefit Assistant for over 25 years. Pat will be remembered for her laugh that was larger than life, her steadfast devotion to her family and her fervent, patriotic spirit.

Pat is survived by her five daughters – Kathleen (Charles) Geraci, Karen (Jeffrey) Bergstrom, Margaret (John) Suffern, Susan Bouche (David Jandura), Laurie (Bruce) Crawford – and her step-son, Anthony (Leigh Ann) Alaniz. Pat was the matriarch of her family, and she dearly loved her 13 grandchildren: Kevin (Jeni Lamaster) Haase, Kimberly (Loren) Brewer, Charles (Paige) Geraci, Michael (Christina) Geraci, Timothy (Hannah) Geraci, David Suffern, Kristen Crawford (Jacob Fuss), Daniel (Kenyonna) Geraci, Brian Suffern, Kyle Crawford, Marina Alaniz, Nicholas Jandura and Carmello Alaniz. Pat cherished her eight great-grandchildren in her heart: Riley Haase, Hunter Haase, Eli Brewer, Molly Brewer, Gianna Geraci, Adelyn Brewer, Michael Geraci Jr. and Charlotte Brewer. We love you, Grandma!

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Jeni Lamaster

January 9, 2020

Sylvia Guzman

January 9, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Aunt Pat's family. I have so many fond memories of Aunt Pat and Uncle Arthur and the family. One of my memories is at the Alaniz Family Reunion.
May you cherish all the wonderful memories.

Maureen Fleckenstein

January 7, 2020

There are so many wonderful memories..double dates together, our weddings, the birth of our children, the honor of being Godparents of Laurie, vacations with our families in Delavan, WI, the sadness of losing Bill, Mom’s strength to continue on supporting her girls, meeting another wonderful man, Art Alaniz, and the love he had for Mom and Grandma Gannon and all the Flavin Girls...Reconnecting and enjoying movie dates & lunches...precious time with a loving friend that will always be forever in my heart. RIP dearest friend💔. I will miss you forever but will always treasure the blessing of the friendship we shared😘

Leigh Ann Alaniz

January 7, 2020

Leigh Ann Alaniz

January 7, 2020

Leigh Ann Alaniz

January 7, 2020

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