Patricia J. Kennedy

July 6, 1935 - June 15, 2007

Lifelong Waukesha resident Patricia J. Kennedy, 71, died peacefully, with her loving family by her side, Friday, June 15, 2007.

She was born July 6, 1935, to Henry "Hank" and Viola (nee Coleman) Kennedy.

Patricia was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was employed for many years at Waukesha County Council for Alcohol and other Drug Addiction (WCCAODA). Patricia touched so many people through her work with the mentally ill, the alcohol and drug abuse program, the Jeremy House and the Hebron House. She enjoyed living at the East Terrace Apartments and will be dearly missed her friends and family.

Survivors include her five children, Brenda (John) Blake-Kreutzer of Waukesha, Tim (Theresa) Blake of Waukesha, Sheila (Ryan) Hunkins of Mukwonago, Lisa (Fred) Kopshinsky of Waukesha and Claudia Blake of Wausau; grandchildren, Tani, Jimmy, Daniel, Jessica, Amy, Michael, Stephanie and Cassandra; and four great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her mother, Viola Kennedy of Waukesha; her brothers, Robert Kennedy of Waukesha and Ronald (Beth) Kennedy of Pewaukee; and her beloved cat, Baby.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry "Hank" Kennedy.

Visitation and services will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Key will officiate.

The family would like to thank her many friends at East Terrace Apartments for their help and support of Patricia (No. 612), and also thank the staff of AngelsGrace Hospice and Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their care during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066 or to the SE Wisconsin Chapter of Alzeheimers Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53211.

For more information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com.