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Patricia Riley

Grand Rapids, Michigan

1946 - 2019

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Riley, Patricia 10/14/1946 - 12/23/2019 Grand Rapids Patricia G. Riley of 2416 Okemos Drive SE, Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly at age 73 on December 23, 2019, at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. Pat was born on October 14, 1946, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to Col. Edgar B. Warner, Jr.,...

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Dear Neal and Family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I did not know her well, but my memories of her are of a kind, faithful, joyful and vibrant woman. It is always hard to lose your mom - but to lose her so suddenly, and so early, is especially shattering. You have been in my heart and prayers these days, and you will remain there in the days to come.
With fondness and love,

Mary Vaccaro

Jessica and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. You are all in my thoughts.

So sad to hear about your wife. Prayers will be said for her.

Dear Pat my first cousin! We were kids together in our grandmother's house in Waco. This is a shock but we are never ready to lose a loved one. I was so looking forward to seeing you at Aunt Molly's birthday next weekend.
I know you are with God my prayers are with your family.

I have so many great memories of my big sister! I remember the excitement of her wedding, the joy of her visits home to Ft. Sheridan and Sycamore, many days when she took me out bowling, a weekend away to stay at Pat and Bob's Detroit apartment, so many Christmas visits in Sycamore (holidays didn't really begin until all my older siblings came into town), vacations in the Ozarks, and many long phone conversations about genealogy, politics, family, Survivor, etc. She was a great example of...

My memory will always be the holidays we shared. I would arrive to find the door always open, no one ever needed to knock. Be it Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas the house would be beautifully decorated, the food delicious and plentiful, and Pat relaxed, eager to chat, making it all look so easy. Even more amazing in light of all her other activities. Most of all, she made a happy home and filled it with love, her adoring children, husband, and many friends as...

I met Pat as part of a monthly book club that eventually dwindled down to just the two of us over the last several years. We didn't always necessarily read the same book but we always had plenty to talk about nonetheless. Pat was informed and knowledgeable about so many things plus she never stopped learning or researching new topics. Her enthusiasm was boundless and I so looked forward to seeing her on the second Tuesday of each month. For the rest of my life I'll never finish a good book...

Your mother sounds like an amazing woman with diverse interests and talents. No doubt your mother will always be with you.