St Thomas the Apostle Church
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1931 - 2017
Patricia Ann Paulford died on June 16, 2017. Patricia was born to Anton and Ann Korcha on July 27, 1931 in Eveleth, MN. She attended Eveleth schools and graduated with the class of 1949. Later, she attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business. On August 8, 1953, she married James Paulford and together they raised four children while living in Eveleth, MN, Duluth, MN, Salt Lake City, UT, Barrington, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. Her last and most enjoyable employment was at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL where she worked in the Music and Art Department. During the latter years, she and Jim enjoyed traveling the world. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Tom, sister Dolores Beaulieu and stepfather Frank Kosteliz. Patricia is survived by her husband James, son James Jr., daughters Barbara Hutchinson-Davis (Mike) and Nora Lecher (Bill), and grandchildren Liz Hutchinson- Toniolo (Andrew), David Hutchinson, Katharine Lecher, Nick Lecher, Matt Paulford and Sam Paulford. A memorial mass will be said on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial and interment will take place in Eveleth, MN at a later date.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from June 23 to June 25, 2017
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