Patricia "Pat" Suriano
Date of Death: July, 31 2011
Patricia "Pat" Suriano of Escanaba, Michigan died on Sunday, July 31, 2011at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba of complications arising from a colonoscopy at Marquette General Hospital. Pat was married to Pellegrino "Bill" Suriano for 45 years. Together they raised 4 children: June Kennedy-Fiebig (Earl Fiebig) of Brimley, Michigan: William "Bill" Suriano (Dawneen Ferguson) of Riverside, Illinois; Janet Suriano-Taylor (Tom Taylor) of Okemos, Michigan; and, Thomas "Tom" Suriano (Cheryl Rowley) of Gladstone, Michigan. She was also the grandmother of 16 and the great-grandmother of 7.
Pat was born in Rudyard, Michigan, the daughter of the late Edward and Clarice (Wills) Jarvie, but spent most of her adult life in Escanaba. She attended Northern Michigan University which led to a career as an educator. She taught second grade at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Escanaba, directed the religious education program there and was a teacher's aide for special needs children in several Escanaba schools for over 20 years before her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed traveling together and loved spending days together on the beach. Pat was an active member of St. Anne's church.
More than anything else, Pat cared about people. She was deeply involved with her children and grandchildren, went daily to visit friends and to serve at Christian Park Village. Her life was a service and blessing to her children, relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister: June Rutter.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A memorial service to celebrate Patricia Suriano's life will follow visitation at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.