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PATRICIA LEE "PATTY" GRAZIOSE (BENSON) February 17, 1955 - November 16, 2018 It is with great sadness that we share the news that Patty Graziose passed away in Redding, CA in the early morning hours of Friday, November 16, 2018 with loving family by her side. Patty was born at General Hospital in Eureka, CA on February 17, 1955 to Ralph and Janice Benson. She was the third of seven children and a lifelong resident of Humboldt County until her recent move to Cottonwood, CA. Patty married Dale F. Andrews in 1974 and together they were blessed with 3 children: Tara Rene, Desirae Jeanette and Joshlin Dale. In 1997 Patty married William (Bill) Graziose and they spent 21 wonderful years together. In 1973, she graduated from Eureka High School and later continued her education at College of the Redwoods where she earned an AS degree in Legal Assistant-Paralegal Studies and a Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies in 2000. She worked in the Humboldt community from 1988 until 1996 where she made some of her closest friends. Employers included primarily Redwood Restaurants but most recently she was employed at Winco Foods (Eureka & Redding). Patty loved life and we will be most remembered for her enthusiastic and optimistic nature, her accepting and loving personality, her contagious laugh, but mostly the great love she had for her children and family. She will be missed dearly by all that loved her. Patty had a passion for cooking and bakingdoughnuts were her kids' favorite. She had a love for music, movies, traveling with her husband, spending time with family and was the designated planner for birthday parties, anniversaries or any outdoor adventures. She especially enjoyed weddings, family camping trips and picnics as these were all treasured opportunities to be together. Her collection of family photos is extraordinary. Patty is survived by her husband William "Bill" Graziose, children Tara Andrews, Desirae Zuniga and Joshlin Andrews; grandchildren Samantha, Madalynn, Mason and Carson Rush, Jasmine Zuniga; stepchildren Osama Tirawi, Donald (Lorie), Yvonne (Stacy Still), Tonya (Elaine) Graziose, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sisters Julie Tucker (Sonny) and Lori Benson, her brothers Michael and Ralph Benson and many extended relatives. She was preceded in death by grandparents Charles and Agnes Ritchie, parents Ralph and Janice Benson, grandson Oliver Zuniga, sister Cheryl Gibbs and stepdaughter Susie Tirawi. A Celebration of Life for her closest family and friends will be held in Summer 2019, the details of which are still being arranged. We ask friends of Patty's to please sign the online guestbook.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2019
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