Patricia Ann Fogarty
April 8, 1939 – July 29, 2020
Patricia Ann Fogarty, born April 8, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois passed peacefully on July 29, 2020 at Sunshine Village Memory Care home in Phoenix, Arizona after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Patricia was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a devout Catholic throughout her life and her faith was reflected in her selfless caregiving and peaceful spirit. Her children were blessed with a warrior, who fought tirelessly for each of them. The Muscular Dystrophy Association benefited from her strength of character and lifelong commitment to the cause. Her proud Irish heritage fostered her quick-wittedness and deep loyalty. She adored her grandchildren, friends, and every stray pet along the way. Everyone will remember the generosity of her love, and her ever-present bright, welcoming smile.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Kieran and Bridget; sister Margaret Weeks; son Jeffrey Salava; son William Salava; daughter-in-law Toni Salava; and her beloved pup, Sparky. She is survived by sister Loretta Riker of Kentucky; son Scott Salava and granddaughters Ashlee and Erin of Arizona; daughter Julie Kasper, son-in law Ken, and granddaughter Peyton of Kentucky; daughter Bridget Fogarty LaMunyon, son-in-law Michael, and granddaughter Raegan of Arizona; daughter-in-law Judy Salava, granddaughters Renee and Sarah Salava of Arizona and California respectively, and great-grandchildren Autumn, Marcus, and Deidra. Many more dear family and friends mourn the loss of this cherished soul. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Sunshine Village Memory Care. Patricia was well-loved by the Sunshine Village family, and the care she received was exceptional. Warmest regards to the staff at Hospice of the Valley and the dedication and empathy shown through this difficult time. Donations can be made in memory of Patricia Fogarty to the organizations below:
Muscular Dystrophy Association: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1102599163467290/1102599180133955/?fundraiser_source=feed&source_data[post_id]=1102599180133955
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.facebook.com/donate/294344931628040/294344964961370/?fundraiser_source=feed&source_data[post_id]=294344964961370