Madison - Patricia M. Durkee, age 79, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at her home. She was born to Peter and Clara (Broome) Loy, and has been a lifelong Madison resident. On June 23, 1951, Patricia was united in marriage to Donald Durkee at St. Raphael Catholic Church. She worked as a food service manager for 35 years with the Madison Public Schools. She loved spending time in Door County, and enjoyed steam engine trains. Patricia is survived by her five children, Donald (Debra) Durkee of Madison, Jeffrey Durkee of Madison, Joni (Steve) Postler of Sun Prairie, Teresa (Charles) Berryman of Blue Mounds, and Tim Durkee of Madison; her grandchildren, Michael Berryman, Jason Durkee, Kristin Durkee, Sheila Sarbacker, and Donald Postler; and great-grandchildren, Kamron Sarbacker and Taytum Sarbacker. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Mary Jane, Marjorie and Peter. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.
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Happy New Year Mom We Miss You Love You Grams Terry Chuck And Mike Berryman
Pat was a good friend over the years as she took her yearly trip to Two Rivers. We would all go out to eat and then take turns going to Oneida with her. She could always make the sun moon star machine spit. We will miss you.
I remeber going over there to see Tim when I was pregenate with my Son Jonathan and she told me to sit down and have some milk and cookies, I will really miss her, she was a great lady,and I'm glad I got to meet her.
Together again with Uncle Don-- miss you both
I remember the parties until the late hours at nite in the summer time when we were smaller, always had fun @ Aunt Pat & Uncle Don's house. I love you & I'll miss you.(Sorry I can't make the funeral, but working 3rd shift. Love Chris
Patricia was just recently added to the Saturday Meals on Wheels route that my son and I deliver. So I couldn't say that we really got to "know" her but I can say that the couple times we delivered to her prior to this sad news she had a very warm smile and I can say we are very glad to have met her. Our sympathies to you all.
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I remember being at her house with my brother Chuck and daughter Terry, she was always laughing or smiling, she had a beautiful smile, that is one memory I will have of her and remember of her. She was a sweet lady, she will be missed deeply by her family and friends but she is now with her loved ones in heaven. Don't say good bye to Pat, just say to yourself "Till we meet again beautiful lady and keep them laughing and smiling in heaven:.
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