June 29, 1939 - Jan. 26, 2014
Resident of Hillsborough
June 29, 1938 - January 26, 2014
Patricia Louise Avanessian was born on June 29, 1938 to Ishmael and Lillian Jaramillo in Phoenix Arizona.
Patricia married George Avanessian on November 29, 1963. That launched a 49-year union based on family and commitment. Together Patricia and George raised 3 children: Stephen, Christine and Mark.
Dedicating herself to causes, Patricia was an ardent supporter of the League of Women Voters helping to raise awareness of key issues and encouraging people to register to vote. She also focused on causes that benefited those too young to ask for help and those too frail to understand they may need it. The Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford was a passion for Patricia where she served on several boards and as the President of the Burlingame Auxiliary. Pat then dedicated time to Mission Hospice and Homecare where she again served on several boards and as president of the auxiliary. Philanthropy combined with a keen sense of the importance of being involved was a true hallmark of Patricia.
A loving family survives Patricia including sons Stephen and Mark, daughter Christine, grandsons Steven, Christopher, and George granddaughters Lillian, and Galina son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Chaunise, her sister Veronica Pylman and the family pet, Abby.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 10 am in the Tiffany Chapel, Cypress Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA. Interment Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. For an expanded obituary, please visit www.cypresslawn.com.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2014