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Patricia Liston, nee Limperis. Beloved wife of the late James D; Loving mother of Dr. Dennis (Susy) Liston, Dr. Michael (Ann) Liston, Jim (Lee) Liston, Dr. Patty (Dr. Patrick) Gannon and Brian E.S.Q. (Kiki) Liston; cherished grandmother of Dr. Michael Liston, Erin, Colleen, Jenny, Patrick, Shane, Anna, Brock, Susanna, Nellie, Madeline, Paige, Kathryn, Clara, Patricia, Patrick, Sophia, Brandon, Sean and Jimmy. Undying loyalty, courage and unbelievable perseverance were the cornerstones of a life dedicated to her husband, family, friends and profession. Pat shared a wonderful life with her husband Jim, of 55 years while they worked, raised and educated their five children. A lifelong educator with the Chicago Board of Ed, Pat received two Masters degrees in Education from Chicago State University and was twice awarded The Chicago Public School* highest distinction, the CPS Golden Apple award in 1978 and 1981 for her positions as assistant principal, and Coordinator for Special Education. The greatest lesson she taught, however, was to overcome seemingly impossible adversity with strength, will, perseverance and character. She commented when her kids asked what she wanted as a gift she would say "good grades, kind words and clean room." These gifts will be cherished by all whose ii she has touched. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Monday, 9:15 a.m. from the John Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th St., Palos Heights to St.. Alexander Church. Mass 10 a.m. interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2011
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