Patricia 'Patty''s Story

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Patricia "Patty" Rodgers, 73, of Meadville died peacefully at the Crawford County Care Center on Friday, October 13th after a brief illness.
Patty was born on April 30th, 1944 in Athens Township to Hazel Rodgers and Milton Bunce. Patty lived at home until the age 14, when she moved to Polk Center, Venango County. She resided at Polk Center from 1959 to 1987. In 1987, she moved back to Crawford County and resided in various group homes operated through the Arc of Crawford County. She attended day program at UCIP for many years until her retirement in 2016. In 1999, Patty was happily reunited with her mother, Hazel, after a chance encounter and enjoyed a loving relationship with her until her mother's death a few months later.
What Patty is most remembered for is always having a big smile on her face and a kiss to blow to all those she loved and saw throughout her day. She loved monkeys and anything pink. She enjoyed working on crafts, watching animated shows, counting pennies, and putting together Legos. She loved being surrounded by her dolls, stuffed animals, and the company of her staff and friends. She was a sassy woman by nature, and loved to make jokes and play games. She treasured her time with friends and attended many community events. Her support staff throughout the years helped make such a positive impact on Patty's life.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by all her loving staff and friends who supported her and who she touched throughout the years. She will be greatly missed by all.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 1PM until time of the funeral service at 2 PM at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, with Pastor Julie Lamberson, officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery.
Memorials donations in memory of Patty can be made to The Arc of Crawford County, 222 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA or to organization of the donor's choice.
Please sign Patty's guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.
Published on October 16, 2017
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