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Palm Harbor Life Celebration Centre

2550 Highlands Boulevard North, Palm Harbor, FL

OBITUARY

Patricia Lynn Steele

Patricia Lynn Steele, 61, of Dunedin, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, in her home in Palm Harbor, Florida to find peace from a lifelong battle with severe depression. Patti was born in Waukegan, Illinois to Barbara and Billy Steele on February 17, 1958. Patti grew up in a Navy family, relocating often. Eventually, the family set roots and Patti graduated from Haverhill High School in Massachusetts. Patti worked for Sears as a service technician for 15 years while raising her two children as a single mom. In addition to Massachusetts, she made homes in both Arizona and Florida.

Patti had a strong heart, was thoughtful and generous. She improved the lives of loved ones in her own unique ways. She put her energies into the love and care of others, whether they were her family, friends, dogs, or complete strangers. Most recently, she volunteered with Random Acts of Flowers, creating and delivering beautiful bouquets for hospitals and nursing homes. Patti fostered homeless dogs; her beloved companions, Jupiter, Jasmine, and Bella, were all rescues. Patti was creative and blessed with many talents. She was accomplished in baking, sewing and ceramics. She could fix just about anything, paint like a pro and loved to garden. In all her capacities, Patti had infectious energy and worked hard to make the world more beautiful and fun. No dance floor, dog, or beach at sunset went untouched in her presence. When Patti’s light was on, she shined brighter than most.

Patti was preceded in death by her mother Barbara (Sylvia) Steele, her father Billy Steele, and godson and nephew, Sean Steele. Patricia is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Melissa Baldwin, and her daughter, Kellie McMahon. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chase and Clara Baldwin, and her siblings, Kim Steele, William Steele, Thomas Steele, and Jonathan Steele, as well as 11 nieces and nephews.

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Patricia Lynn Steele

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Carol LaDuke

November 27, 2019

Patty, we met in Provincetown in middle school. Your grandmother and family were my neighbors. You brought a worldly sense of travel and experience to my childhood. I am sorry you found this world hard to bear. For souls who are extraordinary feelers with tender hearts like yourself, I hope you found that special place where there is no pain and suffering. Godspeed Patty. Take care. Sending prayers.

Betsi Salsman

November 19, 2019

Patti and I met freshman year at HHS. She quickly became one of my very best friends. She was a very special person. I was only recently made aware of her passing. My thoughts and prayers with her family and friends. I've missed Patti since she moved away from Haverhill, but kept in touch through social media. Hopefully she has found peace. Love always,
Betsi

DeLynn Steele Cooley

November 16, 2019

Sending my love and prayers of comfort and peace. Patti you are missed. I am glad we spent sometime together a few years ago. You are free. Rest in peace until we meet again. I love you all.

Liz Niven

November 15, 2019

I believe that Patti is smiling and free from the pain that tormented her. She was a beautiful woman with so much talent and passion for what she believed in. Love and prayers to those left behind.

Lori Nichols

November 12, 2019

Pat and I shared many good times together. From Bradford to Arizona to Florida. And a trip up and down the California coast. Lots of memories. RIP Pat. You are at peace now.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY