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Patricia Rose Slattery

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Patricia Rose Slattery Obituary
August 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016 Patricia Rose Slattery (nee Connelly), a longtime resident of Southern California, passed away on Mercer Island in the State of Washington. Pat will be sorely missed and will be remembered for her outgoing personality and love of family and friends. Pat was born to John Connelly and Mary Lynch in Joliet, Illinois and grew up during times that shaped her young life, including the loss of her mother at seven years old, the prosperity of the 20's, the Great Depression and World War II. After high school and at the start of her career, she enlisted in 1943 in the Women's SPARS Unit in the US Coast Guard and served in Palm Beach and Brooklyn, NY as a yeoman, court reporter and courier until June of 1946. During 1946 in New York, she met and later married Edward F. Slattery and began a 63 year marriage until his passing in 2009. Pat migrated to California by 1950 and was an active resident until she moved to the Seattle area in late 2009. She loved Los Angeles and was engaged in numerous Catholic volunteer and school organizations and activities. She especially enjoyed her work with St. Anne's, Mission Doctors Auxiliary, and the Loyola High School Mothers Guild. She was an avid and regular golfer at Wilshire Country Club and traveled the US and the world with Ed on countless trips. Pat made the permanent switch to their home in Palm Desert in 1996 and continued her regular golf and tournament play, making numerous close friends with club residents from all across the US. She had a great time enjoying this phase of her life in the desert community. In 2009, she moved to the Northwest to be closer to her daughters and to enjoy her new life at The Bellettini in Bellevue, Washington. She made new friends easily with her engaging personality and continued to have a good time relishing her new activities and the lifestyle in the Seattle area. When asked how things were going, she always said, "Perfect¿" Pat is survived by her sister Alyce Connelly Farhner and her children Jude Ellen, Dennis, Kevin and Colleen and their spouses. She was a regular participant at the important activities of her twelve grandchildren and was always very proud of all their numerous accomplishments. She also had time to enjoy the stories of her eight new great-grandchildren, seeing them grow in their early years. She lived a healthy and energetic 95-year life, full of differing adventures in the 20th and 21st centuries. A private family interment ceremony with Coast Guard military funeral honors will be conducted at Holy Cross Cemetery on December 17th, with Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, S. J. presiding. A memorial reception for family and friends will be held at Wilshire Country Club at noon the same day, following the interment. The family asks that you always please remember Pat in your prayers.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 13, 2016
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