Age 70, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in Traverse City Michigan. She was born January 2, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph John and Bertha Arline (Wallace) Zitney.

Patricia graduated from Warren Woods High School in 1967. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Michigan University and then her Masters in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. Patricia was a well-respected educator for more than 30 years. She loved kids, especially her grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her husband Daniel of 50 years, two sons, Matthew (Tina) McCarthy of Joliet, Illinois, and Daniel “DJ” (Sara) McCarthy of Chelsea; six grandchildren, Addison, Colbie, Brennan, Christian, Ariana, and Ryker; two sisters, Barbara (Russell) Bednarz of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Susan (Walter) Baran of Clarkston. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Aug. 3, 11:00 am, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea.  The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Sunday, Aug. 2. Please call 734-475-1551 to schedule a time to greet the family. There will also be visitation & viewing on Monday from 10-11 am at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 


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#13 NICK BONDAREK 2020-08-02 12:52
PAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON, I'M HEART BROKEN OVER THIS SAD NEWS, MY SYMPATHY TO BIG MACK AND HIS FAMILY. I'M SORRY, DUE TO HEALTH REASONS I CAN'T BE AT THE FUNERAL HOME. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY. REST IN PEACE PATTY.
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#12 Steve Zitney 2020-08-01 19:07
“Patty” Zitney McCarthy was my beautiful in EVERY way older cousin. Her laugh and smile were infectious! And, she was always cheering for all of us to be successful in...well...eve rything. I regret that I cannot be at the services, but please know my heart is with all of you. God blessed us with Patty’s LOVE.
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#11 Sue 2020-08-01 17:01
Rest in peace, my beautiful sister. Whatever will we do without you? You were the hub of our family and such an exceptional human being. I learned so much from you. You will now be our guardian angel. We love you so very much!
Wally, Sue, and Kaeleigh
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#10 Sue 2020-08-01 16:53
My beautiful sister, I can't believe you're gone from this earth. Whatever will we do without you? You were the hub of our family, a role model, and just an exceptional human being. I learned so very much from you. You are now our guardian angel and will forever be in our hearts. We love you so very much!
Wally, Sue, and Kaeleigh
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#9 marg lafferty 2020-07-31 19:07
Pat was not only beautiful, she was a lot of fun. we were so happy to call her cousin.
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#8 Ann Anderson 2020-07-31 09:13
I am so sorry to hear about Pat. I was scanning the Free Press. I worked with Pat when she was the Director of Little Howellers Child Care Center. Matt, DJ and my oldest son, Matt, were friends. We even were camping at the same time at Interlochen. Pat was an intelligent, hard working, and caring person. Hugs to Dan and the rest of the family.
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#7 Jon and Joanne 2020-07-31 08:43
It was a privilege and honor to know Pat for over 50 years, she was an extraordinary person who always respected the dignity and worth of all individuals. This made her an exceptional mother and grandmother and an outstanding educator. Pat was a great life partner for my brother, and we are so thankful she was part of our family. Thank you, Aunt Patty.
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#6 Mary Jane Riley 2020-07-30 23:03
We are so sorry to hear this sad news about Pat. She was a wonderful teacher and a beautiful person inside and out. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
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#5 Heather Maselli 2020-07-30 16:24
Your kind heart and beautiful smiling face will be missed. The Maselli Family
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#4 Ralph 2020-07-30 12:36
Pat, you were a beautiful part of my life for more than 50 years. You were always a great friend. I will miss you and your always welcoming heart. Praying you rest comfortably for eternity. Love you.
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