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Patty Gajewski

Patty Gajewski

1952 - 2023

Patricia P. Gajewski, age 71, of Rogers City passed away unexpectedly at home on June 7, 2023.

She was born May 20, 1952 in Cheboygan to Alfred and Veronica (Haidysh) Horrocks.

Patty graduated from Cheboygan Catholic High in 1970. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. Leo and Patty Gajewski were married on May 26, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cheboygan, Michigan and recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Patty worked as a nurse at both Cheboygan and Rogers City Hospitals. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and entertaining family, friends and neighbors. She especially enjoyed attending her children’s sporting events as they grew as well as volunteering at their school. Patty was also an active member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rogers City from 1973 until her passing. She took pride volunteering with her fellow Rosary Society ladies in cooking many luncheons for parishioners over the years. She was a dear friend to several people who never hesitated to lend a helping hand or provide a listening ear.

Patty is survived by her husband, Leo; children, Tom (Emily) Gajewski, Natalie Gajewski, and Alec Gajewski all of Rogers City. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Leo, Tyler and Jake Gajewski. Patty is also survived by a sister, Ann (Chester) Clark and sister-in-law, Pat (Ron) Bur, all of Cheboygan, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by a son, Philip Gajewski; father, Alfred Horrocks and mother, Veronica Horrocks; brother, Peter Horrocks; mother-in-law, Genevieve Gajewski and father-in-law, Philip Gajewski; and brother-in-law, Jake Gajewski.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday, June 11th from 5-8 p.m. where the Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m., which will then be followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 12th at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. with Rev. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Luncheon immediately following Mass in the St. Ignatius gymnasium.

Family will attend her burial at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery following the luncheon.

Memorials may be given in Patty’s memory to the St. Ignatius Catholic School Endowment Fund or the St. Ignatius Catholic School Guardian Angel Fund.

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Patty Gajewski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI