Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Pat Tegreeny

September 5, 1944February 8, 2020

Pat Tegreeny, 75, passed away on Saturday February 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Pat is an Arizona native born on September 5, 1944 to Conrado and Virginia Encinias in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been a resident of phoenix since 1977.

Pat is survived by her husband Tom Tegreeny, her sons, William (Bill) Avelar (sons Jonathan & Tyler), Richard Avelar (daughters Cassie and Gabbryela) and Dean Avelar (sons Nickolas, Bricen and Ashton),as well as a large extended family. Pat was proceeded in death by her son Matthew Avelar (daughters Sarah, Melissa and Erica), sisters Irene Ingersoll and Marylou Villanueva, and brother Luis (Sonny) Encinias.

Pat worked for numerous years in the construction field as project administrator and retired from Sundt construction in December, 2010.

Pat will be greatly missed for all that she meant and did for her family. Her love and caring heart touched so many family and friends alike. Pat was always the first to volunteer to help out whomever may need help or support and could always be counted on to listen and council any who seeked it. Her numerous nieces and nephews especially can attest to this. She was devoted to her faith and is a member of St Clare of Assisi parish in Surprise. Pat’s services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at St Clare of Assisi church located at 17111 W Bell Road Surprise, Arizona. Rosary will be at 10am followed by Mass at 10:30am. Burial will follow immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery 9925 w Thomas road, Avondale, Arizona.


  • Rosary Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 14, 2020


Pat Tegreeny

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Adam Mayorga

February 16, 2020

I have fond memories of Christmas parties at your house when I was little. Ill never forget them. You were always so loving. Rest in peace Tía Pita

Erica Avelar Garner

February 15, 2020

Nana Pat,

I know life had other plans for our relationship. It took me hundreds of miles away to lead a life I'm sure was very different than what you imagined for me. But I am so thankful for our last visit and find comfort knowing you had many loving family members by your side as you began the next stage of your journey. I'll always feel like we could have had more time to catch up. But I'm happy that you're in a better place and not in any pain. Rest in Peace.

Marie Mayorga-Blair

February 13, 2020

Dear Tía Pita,
Thank you for teaching us to be Warrior Princesses by working thru the pain. Thank you for your love and generosity. Thank you for teaching us how to make great enchiladas and carrot cake! You will be sorely missed, but not forgotten. We will always remember you and our love will never cease. RIP Riblet!

Michele Putman

February 13, 2020

Auntie Pat...heart and spirit...what more needs to be said. Anyone who knew her was better for it. Light and love to you all in the wake of her passing. Love you Auntie Pat! Michele

Darla Lewis

February 13, 2020

I remember you as always being so kind and welcoming and made everyone feel right at home when I visited in flagstaff with Jay ... You are a very special person and I’m happy I was able to of met you ! Rip Pat ❤️🙏.

Judith Orozco

February 13, 2020

Dear Tia,
I don’t remember a time I didn’t love you. Your home was always open to my family and you always made us feel welcome. I don’t quite know how we are all going to navigate without you but I know you will watching, loving and instructing lol from above. Thank you for loving me(most of the time 😬)and being so good to my family. I am so grateful and honored to be your niece. We will miss you. 🌹🙏🏽♥️

Judith and Family

Kathy Keaton

February 12, 2020

My Dear Pat,
Ever sense I met you I have admired you for who you are, you have been such an inspiration to all that have met you ,you had so much love in your heart to give and you showed that through the life that you lived. Say hello
to Michael for me. The two of you behave yourselves, one day all of us will meet up together and what a blessing that will be for us.

You have made Foot Prints on all of our hearts along with such precious
Memories that are stored in our hearts.

Love you,

Patty Granillo

February 12, 2020

I will miss Tía telling me, “Ay muchacha, put on some shoes” and “OK missy.” But I think what I’ll miss the most is her calling me “Trissy Lou.” I know I will see you again someday Tía. Please tell my Nelson I love her.😘

Frances Rougemont

February 11, 2020

As grateful as I am not to have you carrying your burden any longer my dear Pat, my heart is aching so very much. I knew since the first day that we knew of the difficult challenge ahead of you that this day was going to come. Our time together since then has been cherished and put in a place in my heart that will allow me to go there when it may become unbearable to think of time here without you. We made a conscience decision to do that knowing our time was limited. I will look for you in all things beautiful here on earth as you keep a watch on us from heaven above. Our faith is strong and we both know that we will be together again. What a glorious time that will be!! My love for you will always be!

Linda Croach

February 11, 2020

Such a special lady. So generous and caring, full of love. You will be missed Pat, thank you for sharing your life with Tom and our family.