Patty "Cozzie" Grimm
1967 - 2019
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Patty "Cozzie" Grimm

Wausau - The Wausau community lost a beautiful soul on October 3, 2019. Patty "Cozzie" Grimm, 52, was born on June 4, 1967 in Norfolk, VA to parents Bob and Tish Cosentino. Graduating from Newman Catholic High School in 1985, and later, UW-Oshkosh, she choose to settle back into her hometown, Wausau.

The sudden passing of dear Patty has left a void within our family and our community. Because of her lasting impact, those of us left here today will surely carry out her legacy.

Patty was a ray of light to all she met. She was a champion for her family, her community, and her place of employment, the Pine Grove Cemetery. Patty walked the entire park daily, knowing it intimately and understanding the sacred ground she was immersed in. She worked tirelessly to assist grieving families, local historians, and curious visitors to learn of their loved ones and the souls laid to rest within. She even took care of the wildlife that called the cemetery their home. Through her daily walks, she was able to grow her spirituality and self-realization, which afforded her the energy to focus deeply on her life roles as mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.

Patty treated all with kindness and compassion. She was wise with her words, quick with a joke, and free with her laughter. Those closest to Patty will remember how easy it was to be around her. She made it her mission to comfort, give, and be fully present. Patty knew how to make everyone feel welcome. She was always there with a smile, a plate of food, a glass of wine, and rich conversation.

Patty leaves behind her soul mate Tom Grimm; daughters Ani and Seta; parents Tish and Bob Cosentino; sisters Teresa (Todd) Connolly, Ann (Dan) Lemmer and Chris (Bill Hewett) Cosentino; step-daughters Kate and Emily; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by nephew Gio Robert Cosentino; uncle Fr. Jack Cosentino, and her beloved dog Anoush.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Patty with her family during visitation at St. Anne Parish, 700 W. Bridge Street, Wausau on Monday, October 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Fr. Steve Brice will officiate the celebration of life mass. Patty will be laid to rest following services at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patty's name can be made to the Marathon County Historical Society, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI 54403 or Pine Grove Cemetery, 1501 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403.

Patty's family wishes to thank Detective Jim Martin, Deputy Megan Sowinski and Chaplain Duane Hamilton along with the Wausau Police Department, Marathon County Sheriff's Department, as well as the other first responders and emergency response teams that assisted during this time. Their dedication, care, and compassion are deeply appreciated.

Brainard Funeral Home-Wausau Chapel is assisting the family. To share memories and condolences with Patty's family, please visit brainardfuneral.com.






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Published in Wausau Daily Herald on Oct. 7, 2019.
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OCT
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Celebration of Life
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October 14, 2019
Patty was a blessing in helping us plan our first-ever trip to Wausau to locate the graves of our relatives buried at Pine Grove. She quickly gave me the information we needed to have a successful trip. It was devastating to hear of the tragedy of her passing just the next week after we met her in person. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and to the Wausau community where our ancestors lived.
Nancy Mackley
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October 9, 2019
You don't know me, but I was with my cousin Cheryl Benson when we heard the terrible news that day. My heart aches for all of you who knew and loved this lady, and I will be praying that God will give you strength and comfort in the coming days. This reinforces for me the fragility of life in this world, as well as the beauty that special people bring into it. That is something imperishable.
October 8, 2019
Brenda Gehring
October 8, 2019
Aaah what sad news. Sending my deepest love and condolences to Ani and Set a. I remember her bright and sunny laugh and always entering our home with a delicious dish to share. What a loss to the world around her. Love from Mara,South Africa
Mara Fleischer
October 7, 2019
Bonnie Spangberg
October 7, 2019
You have our deepest condolences. In our prayers,
Matt Murphy
October 7, 2019
I am truly saddened by this tragic loss. I will remember Patty as one of the genuinely nicest persons I have ever met. My deepest condolences to all of her friends and family.
Todd Kalkoske
October 7, 2019
I met Patty only once at the cemetery when I asked for help, so I didn't know her, but I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. I am so sad for her and for our entire community. I pray that you may find peace in remembering her.
FRANCES FOLEY
October 7, 2019
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October 7, 2019
I was fortunate to meet Patty with Tom at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC several years ago. Within minutes we found a mutual connection (my brother and sisinlaw). Patty's energy and ability to connect so quickly was noticed immediately and I always remember that afternoon fondly. My deepest condolences.
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October 7, 2019
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October 7, 2019
Tom Grimm and family our deepest sympathy and condolences to all, Patty will be dearly missed, Jerry and Gloria Kostka
October 7, 2019
Bob and Tish and FamilySo sorry to hear this tragic news. We are out of town and unable to attend services, but our hearts and thoughts are with you. Life is not fair. But we know your friends and family will keep you strong. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Mike and Lois Alt
Mike and Lois Alt
October 7, 2019
Tom, Our deepest sympathy & condolences to you and family from Lawrence & Lois Mattson & family.
October 7, 2019
Patty helped my family through the loss of my father with grace and kindness. I am beyond sad that this has happened. A light has truly been lost.
Richard HIntze Family
October 7, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss she was a beautiful woman we remember her walking around the cemetery for her work out
Krissy Sibell
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