Age 56 Wife, Mother and Friend Pat passed away in her sleep December 1, 2012, after a nine-year courageous fight against breast cancer. Pat is survived by her loving husband and daughter, Steve and Cally Brown; brothers, Michael, Bill (Peg Johnson) and Jim; sisters, Marcia and Mary Finnerty (Patrick Esmonde) and Kathleen Dobe (Mike). Also nieces and nephews: Sean, Kelly, John, Eric, Dan, Miranda, Tyson, Spencer, Sam, Galen, Conor, Sophie Rose, Will, Shelby, and Tatum who simply adored their "Auntie Patty". She will also be greatly missed by Brown in-laws; Bill and Jean, Tom (Anna) and Amy and countless friends. Preceded by father, William Finnerty, mother, Margaret Finnerty Rydberg, and sister, Anne Marie. "Patty" lit up a room with her loving and sparkling personality. She will be deeply missed. Special thanks for the wonderful care by Dr. Barbara Bowers and the staff at the infusion center. Memorial Visitation held Fri. Dec. 7 from 5-8 PM, at Roseville Memorial Chapel (2245 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville 651-631-2727). Funeral held Sat. Dec. 8 at 11AM at St. Frances Cabrini (1500 Franklin Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414). Memorials preferred to Feed My Starving Children.
Published in Pioneer Press on December 5, 2012