Patricia Ann Hollingsworth age 86, a resident of Sansbury Care Center at St. Catharine, KY, formerly of Michigan, died at Sansbury Care Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Born Oct. 4, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., she was preceded in death by her parents, John Francis "Jack" and Theresa Mary Magrady Hollowed, her husband James Walter Hollingsworth whom she married on April 30, 1949,and three sisters, Mary Rita Mackin, Jeanne Frances Carroll and Margaret Mary Parisot.
She attended Rosary College in River Forest, Ill., where she studied nutrition and was a certified nursing assistant. Patsy fulfilled multiple roles in her lifetime, daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, coworker and friend always with kindness, devotion and patience. She was a talented seamstress, cook and domestic engineer. She spent most summers of her life on the South Side of Portage Lake in Onekama, Mich. Her true lifes legacy is her commitment to and love of her family which as a reflection of her continues to grow and prosper in her likeness.
She is survived by five sons, Michael (Mary) Hollingsworth of Branford, Conn., Thomas (Mary Sue) Hollingsworth of Winfield, Ill., John (Beth) Hollingsworth of Manassas, Va., Peter (Mary Jo) Hollingsworth of Chesterton, Ind., and Stephen (Dani) Hollingsworth of Holland, Mich.; five daughters, Margaret (Mike) Zimmerman of Bear Lake, Mich., Jeanne (Edmund) Bikulcius of Warrenville, Ill., Dr. Anne (Phillip Farese) Hollingsworth of Chesterton, Ind., Terri (Jeff) Collison of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Dr. Patricia (John) Hollingsworth-Cecconi of Springfield, Ky., 31 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral mass was conducted Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield, Ky., with Rev. Culpepper Elliott officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Onekama, Mich.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jacob Collison, Jonathan and Michael Bikulcius, Stephen, John Patrick and James Cecconi. Honorary pallbearer was 2nd Lt. Nicholas Hollingsworth.
Contributions are suggested to Patsy Hollingsworth Fund at Sansbury Care Center, 2625 Bardstown Rd., St. Catharine, Ky., 40061.
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield and Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, Mich. were in charge of arrangements.