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Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI

OBITUARY

Patricia Garcia-Kenney

April 18, 1941June 9, 2019
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Patricia Garcia-Kenney, age 78, of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away Sunday June 9, 2019.

Pat was the loving wife of Tom Kenney; beloved mother of Scott (Jill) Weigman; and step mother of Tom (Donna) Kenney, Rick Kenney, and Lisa (Jason Pate) Kenney; caring grandmother of Haley and Zane; and step-grandmother of Sarah, Richard, and Ryan; and sibling of Barbara (Jack) Tierney, and John (Mildred) Garcia. Pat was predeceased by her parents John and Anna (Brown) Garcia, and her brother Gaitley Garcia.

Pat was born the daughter of John and Anna (Brown) Garcia in Baltimore, Maryland on April 18, 1941. At age 16, she was a regular dancer on the Buddy Dean Show. She graduated from Patterson High School in the class of 1959 and later earned her bachelors degree from Oakland University where she was a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society. Pat worked as an automotive sales engineer for Lydall Westex for many years. She married Thomas Kenney on July 7th, 2001 in Clarkston, Michigan.

Pat loved learning her family history, doing genealogy, and reading books.

Pat’s family will welcome all for a visitation on Thursday from 3-8pm and on Friday from 10am until the time of funeral service at 10:30am at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester, Michigan. Interment will follow at Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s honor to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation online at www.bcrf.org. Envelopes will also be provided at Pixley Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas "Tom" Kenney, Husband
  • Scott (Jill) Weigman, Son
  • Tom (Donna) Kenney, Step-Son
  • Rick Kenney, Step-Son
  • Lisa (Jason Pate) Kenney, Step-Daughter
  • Haley and Zane, Grandchildren
  • Sarah, Richard and Ryan, Step-Grandchildren
  • John and Anna (Brown) Garcia, Parents
  • Barbara (Jack) Tierney, Sister
  • John (Mildred) Garcia, Brother
  • Gaitley Garcia, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Scripture Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Interment - Following Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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George Goodman

June 12, 2019

It was a very sad day to hear the news that Pat had passed away. She will always be remembered for that awesome smile. As well as the young vibrant and fun loving style. She always had great positive comments and was such a pleasure to be around. When Scott and Jill were married, Pat tried to our dance me off the dance floor. I think she won!! All my best to the entire family!! George

Ernie Scarano

June 11, 2019

Pat was a lovely woman.....very hip, very cool .......hers was the first Christmas card every year for the past 15 years.....I was amazed to find out that Pat was a "Deaner" back in Baltimore in the early 60's.....she was fun, caring, and understanding and was always concerned with Scott's well being......I will miss her.

Joanne Sayre

June 11, 2019

The news of Pat's passing is a shock and heartbreaking. I met Pat on Ancestry.com. I sent in my sample and Pat's name came up as my second cousin; my closest relative on Ancestry....an actual blood relative. I sent her a message explaining that I was adopted and in search of my birth mother and was so excited to find someone I was so closely related to. I also told her if she was uncomfortable with this information I wouldn't bother her. Pat was excited! She told me that she was in total support of my search and would work with me to unravel the mystery. Pat promised to help me until we found the truth. She was so loving and caring.

We continued working together and our bond grew stronger. Finally on April 17th, 2012 through the help of Social Services and Pat my mother and I were reunited!

In October of 2014 she and her husband were going to be traveling in the Baltimore area so I invited them to our daughter's wedding. She accepted. By then I had met my Mom, my sister, nephews and nieces. Everyone was able to meet at the wedding. We had a great time getting to know family. Pat's grandmother and my grandmother were sisters.

Few people touch our lives in such a significant way, leaving a lasting imprint. I will always cherish our talks. She showed me such love. I am blessed and forever grateful.

--Joanne Sayre

Don Kenney

June 10, 2019

I am Don Kenney, Tom Kenney's cousin and close friend. We all loved Pat. She was active, alert and vivacious, loved her family and loyal to her friends. A lovely, lovely lady. We had the pleasure of attending Tom and Pat's wedding. Tom and Pat stood side by side, like a pair of matching dolls on top of the wedding cake. The story of her passing is a sad one, not fitting for the noble woman she was.

May she rest in the Peace of the Lord forever.

In the paraphrased words of the 23rd Psalm, Yea though she walked through the shadow of the valley of death, she shall fear no evil...thy rod and thy staff, they comfort her.
And she shall dwell with the Lord in paradise forever and ever.

God Bless Her.

Amen to a good woman and a good life.

Karen Krajny

June 10, 2019

My heart is heavy 💔 Pat was full of spunk and wit. I'll always remember the first Thanksgiving spent w/Scott and his mom. Their light spirit fed our family well. Love you Pat... you'll be missed ❤️God bring peace and understanding to the family.🙏

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