Patricia Rae O'Connell-Young
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. I grew up across the street from her on Lowe Avenue in Chicago. I even visited her in Thailand in 1969, we had such a great time. I have so many memories of Pat, Paul and Joe and Rosie. They were like a second family to me growing up.
We lost contact shortly after Paul and Cindy were married. I moved out East and when I returned back to the Chicago area in 1996, I tried to contact Pat and Paul, but could never find them.
Today I thought I might try contacting Pat and that is when I found this obituary notice.
I am so sorry that we did not have the chance to see each other again.
Please find comfort in your memories.
I am very sorry to hear of Pat's death. Pat was a wonderful person and friend.She loved her family very much, and I hope it comforts you to know how people loved Pat, and how much she loved all of her family. Cathy Rice (ann arbor Mi)
Just learned of the untimely passing. Pat truly was one-of-a-kind; a very special person whom we came to know at Nature Cove. May she rest in peace. Our condolences to the family.
My sincerest sympathy to your family in your loss. I first got to know Pat when she was a graduate student in CCS and worked with her in the China Center for many years. Had a wonderful trip with her and her grandsons that she organized to China in 1990 that I will never forget. She was a tireless supporter of all things related to China, and a truly unique individual. She will be missed.
My heartfelt sympathy to Pat's family at this difficult time. I will always remember Pat as a friend and a colleague. She was such an energetic person. She shared her wealth of life experiences with those of us who benefited from her caring and concern. I know she loved her family very deeply and wish them the knowledge that she will always be with them in their hearts.