PATRICIA J. PHILBIN DYER, IN/FORMERLY OF SOUTH HOLLAND, IL Patricia Joan Philbin (nee Hall), age 77, of Dyer, IN, formerly South Holland, IL. Born May 16, 1936 in Chicago and peacefully entered into eternal Heaven, February 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Michael S. Philbin. Cherished mother of John (Tracy Schnitzler), Mary Kay, Therese, Timothy (Deean), Patrick (Jen), Thomas (Lorri), Margaret, and Kathleen Philbin. Proud grandmother of 15; great grandmother of three. Dearest sister of Mary Kay Hall, Joan (Frank) Guerrieri, and the late Jane Durkin. Dear friend of Cheryl Muench and Cathryn Mecko. Preceded in death by her parents: Vincent and Agnes Hall; and grandson, Carter J. Philbin. Visitation Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Prayer service Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. from Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane), Dyer, IN 46311 to St. John Catholic Church (301 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Glenwood, IL 60411) for 10:00 a.m. Mass with Rev. John J. Sullivan officiating. Private interment. Patricia was a wonderful wife and mother. She really enjoyed watching her husband, children and grandchildren at sporting events. She traveled across the U.S., Canada and Europe, making new friends and cheering her children on in her favorite sport, hockey. One of her fondest memories was experiencing the winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980 with her dear friends. Patricia was an avid reader , and she truly enjoyed visiting and donating to the Calumet Area Humane Societies. She was fondly referred to as "Grandma Pat" by not only her grandchildren, but by many other kids in the ice rinks, because of her continued support of youth hockey. As an old family friend remarked, "Grandma Pat was the Gold Medal winner of hockey Moms"! Memorial contributions to the Calumet Area Humane Society (421 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321 or www.hscalumet.org) appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit www.SMITSFH.com.
Smits Funeral Home - Dyer
2121 Pleasant Springs Lane Dyer, IN 46311
Published in The Times on Mar. 3, 2014