Patrick J. Lydon passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a courageous 11-year battle with cancer.|
He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Chicago, to Michael and Mary Lydon. Patrick served a 30-year career with Illinois Bell until retiring and spent an additional 10 years with Midwest Electric.
He was an avid Notre Dame fan and also enjoyed all Chicago sports. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Patrick is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lorraine "Penny" (nee Rea); sons, Michael (Gina) and Timothy (Niki); daughter, Kari (Jeff) Aldridge; grandchildren, Mitchell, Sydney, Kailey, Cal, Connor, Rylee and Brody; sister, Mary "Bobsie" Vanerka; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Lydon; and sister, Betty Parisi.
A visitation for Patrick will be Friday, May 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The Mass celebration will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May, 11, at St. Patrick's Church, 3500 Washington St., McHenry. Immediately following the Mass celebration will be a procession to St. Patrick's Countryside Cemetery in McHenry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the
or to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for participants Kari or Kailey Aldridge at www.avonwalk.org
To leave the family online condolences, visit www.davenportfamily.com or call the funeral home at 815-459-3411 for information.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 9, 2013