Patricia JoAnn Sullivan Serean
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"Pat" Sullivan Serean, formerly of Reno, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The Patterson, New Jersey native was born in 1946 legally blind and later developed Multiple Sclerosis. Pat, remembered as a very kind and gentle lady, fought hard at her health issues and was a very independent woman. She lived alone for a long time until she became totally disabled and went to reside at Chandler Health and Rehabilitation Center in Alabaster, Alabama. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Albert Serean, Jr.; her parents, John Sullivan and Edna Lorraine Hertig Sullivan; and nephew, Jonathan Michael Sullivan. Survivors include Pat's brother, Mike Sullivan of Pelham, Alabama. Friends will be greeted from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham. A private burial of Pat's ashes will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Montevallo at Alabama National Cemetery, where her parents are buried. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to National MS Society of Alabama, 813 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 100B, Birmingham, AL 35209. Or, www.nationalmssociety.org. Arrangements by Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, Alabama, (205) 988-3511.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 18, 2012