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Patricia Alice Madigan

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Madigan Patricia Alice Madigan, Ph.D., March 22, 2017. Pat's final words: The thread of my life has run out, leaving a fine tapestry. The most beautiful part is my strong and loyal son, Brian Morrison, my beautiful and loving daughter, Cassie Williams, her talented and devoted husband, Chris (my second son), and my wonderful grandchildren, Zack and Abby. Also knit into the fabric of my life are sisters, Maureen and Mary Beth Madigan, Eileen Lopez and Coleen Armstrong, their families and those we've lost, parents Ruth and Chuck Madigan and brother Terry. Together with John Morrison, the rest of my Morrison family and close friends Andrea Pearson, Maggie Sanese-Weimer and Jill Reardon, they're the center of my heart. I'm proud to have been one of the Chicks, an amazing group of strong, intelligent women, and grateful for a career that let me make a difference with words: in state government, in teaching, and at Lesic Camper. Ruth Gerstner and COWG supported my obsession with knitting and spinning and I hope I've left warmth literally and figuratively through those pursuits. Dr. Greg Otterson and his team at The James were with me on this journey; please help me convey my thanks by foregoing flowers in favor of a donation to The James Foundation: http://bit.ly/2dCxcsE. Ever the writer, I've struggled with tense here: past? present? I come back to the words of the Lord: Though I am gone, I am with you still. Please hold me fondly in your hearts without grief. Be happy, be kind, do good things large and small. I love you all, even now. Visitation will be Friday March 31 at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME, 450 West Olentangy Street in Powell from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 1 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 10700 Liberty Road Powell, Ohio at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 26, 2017
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