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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