Patricia Blank nee Crowley of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 4th, 2018

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Patricia (Pat) Blank nee Crowley, age 93, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018.

Visitation will be Monday, May 7, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, with 9:30 AM prayers at the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, for 10:00 AM Mass of Christian burial.  Interment Assumption Cemetery.

Pat is preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years Whitey, son Stephen Blank, and grandson Michael Blank.

Pat is survived by her children Kathleen (Steven) McGady, Diane (George) Petruck, James (Linda) Blank, Mary Carol (James) Sorrells; grandchildren Jeffrey (Sarah) Blank, Shawn (Sara) McGady, Erin (Dr. Jeffrey) Ksiazek, Patrick (Therese) McGady, David Blank, Ryan (Dena) McGady, George (Amy) Petruck, Kelly (Jeffrey) Hampton, Christina (JD) Stedman, Andrew (Anne) Blank, Timothy (Rachel) Sorrells, Christopher Sorrells, Mary Beth Blank, Emily Blank, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pat was born on February 18, 1925 to William and Catherine Crowley in Madison, Wisconsin.  She was raised in Madison and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee with a degree in Chemistry.

Pat met the love of her life, Whitey, while still in high school, and they were married in 1949. The two lived in Racine until 1963 when they moved with their five children to Lombard. In addition to raising her family, Pat worked as a medical technologist over 30 years.

Nothing was more important to Pat than her family, friends, and faith.  Pat enjoyed attending daily mass, being a part of her family’s weekly gatherings and special celebrations, and getting together with her many friends.

Pat was much more than just a pretty face! Her beauty and longevity can be attributed to her Pond’s cold cream, orange juice, and daily brandy Manhattan. Pat had many talents.  In addition to being the champion bridge player of Lombard, she was also known for pioneering the Saturday lunch club, baking the perfect cupcake, and telling everyone to “shushie up”.

Pat was the most loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She truly was the best and lived life to the fullest.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Maggie Thompson says:

    A wonderful woman who I knew as I grew up. She was a great friend of my parents, Connie and Chub Thompson.

  2. Mary Ellen Finnane says:

    Pat was a true friend for many years .we enjoyed her company in many ways ,parties,road trips,dinners,Casio trips,and singing the Wisconsin Fight Song. Know she at peace,looking down on all of her loved family and friends and Dancing the night away with her beloved Whitey.God Bless Mike and Mary Ellen

  3. Kathy Rezny says:

    Such a lovely tribute to Mrs. Blank and her many life experiences. Fond memories of Sacred Heart and after school get togethers at the Blank household. Will have Mary Carol & the Blank Family in thoughts & prayers this Mother’s Day.

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