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Patricia A. Smith , Age: 85
December 14, 1933 -- November 05, 2019

Patricia Smith died November 5, 2019 at Presence Resurrection Life Center, after a long illness.  She was born December 14, 1933, in Evanston Illinois, to Ruth (Riley) and John. P. Grimes.  Pat graduated from St. Scholastica high school and Mundelein College, and later earned her Master’s in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute.  Pat married Donald M. Smith August 13, 1960.  They were married for over 50 years until his death in 2012. 


Pat was a dedicated pre-school teacher in the Chicago public school system for many years; her students were a source of joy and fulfillment.  She also loved spending time and sharing stories with family and friends, especially during summers on the shores of Lake Metonga in the north woods of Wisconsin.


In addition to her parents and her husband Don, she was preceded by her sister Judith Bertacchi and her brothers-in-law Matthew Boylan and John Bertacchi.  She is survived by her sister Daryl Boylan, her son Dion Smith and his wife Katherine K. Smith, her son Jeremy, her beloved grandchildren Judson, Austin, Mia and Abigail, and many dearly loved nieces, nephews and their families. 


A memorial service will be held after the holidays.  Time, date and location will be shared soon by her sons. Arrangements entrusted to Vergos & Associates, under the direction of Olson Burke Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center. Those who wish to remember her in a special way may make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Parkinson’s Foundation, at www.parkinson.org.

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Olson Burke-Sullivan
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