Shirley Patt
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Patt, Shirley

Shirley Patt (nee Kozuch), 84 passed away peacefully on January 2 nd . She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Joseph, her children Debbie Guerin (Skip), Roberta, Joseph (Maria) and Kenny (Christy), eight grandchildren, M.J. (Mary), Megan, Mack (Alana), Jason (Katie), Alex, Jill (Mike), Kenny (Michelle), Danny (Ann Marie) and six great grandchildren Joey, Eddie, Mike, Mabel, Olivia, and Rosalie. Shirley was preceded in death by her sisters, Jeanetta and Judy and her parents. Shirley lived her entire life in Chicago, growing up in the St. Stanislaus B&M Parish and attending Cardinal Stritch H.S. She married Joe in 1956 and moved into the St. James Parish in 1964. Shirley was actively involved in the St. James Mother's Club and was a Troop leader with the Girl Scouts for over twenty years. Shirley was an avid Chicago sports fan with the Cubs being her first love. She always claimed that she was an original "Bleacher Bum" as her favorite spot at Wrigley Field was the old centerfield bleachers. She loved sunbathing in the backyard swimming pool, reading her Harlequin romance books, and working on her crafts. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who always had dinner on the table and loved hosting family birthday and holiday parties. We will miss her sense of humor and wonderful smile. Visitation and funeral will be private. The family will plan a celebration of Shirley's life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 7, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Shirley will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
January 9, 2021
Auntie Shirley had the most infecious laugh. It was a great laugh. Uncle Joe laughed, her family and sisters chuckled. I remember Auntie Judy (sister) couldnt stop laughing. Shirley Patt will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Cathy Okrasinski Seltin
January 7, 2021
This obituary so beautifully captures the wonderful woman Shirley was. As sad as I am for her loss from our earth, I know in my heart that heaven is a more happier and well-fed place. My memories of her will forever grace my life, and those of others she touched. Our world needs more just like her at this time. Love you Mom Patt.
Lynne A Gabrielsen
January 7, 2021
I'll miss our lively long distanced conversations Auntie Shirley filled with lots of laughs. Cindy
Cynthia Glinka
January 7, 2021
Mr Patt, Bobbie, Debbie and family, So sorry for your loss. I´ll always think of Mrs. Patt´s wonderful, infectious laugh! And the swimming pool and listening to the Cubs on the radio in the backyard. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May God hold her in the palm of his hand.
Debbie White Dabulskis
January 7, 2021
I think of Shirley always laughing... horsing around with Joe. A sweet cousin, with a beautiful family, she made life brighter for everyone! Shine now in heaven, dear Shirley!
Sharon Kazale
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