29 Jun 1944 - 13 Jul 2015
Kurauski, Patricia 71 years old. Loving sister of Laurence (Margaret) Laughlin. Cherished aunt of Denis, Laura, Tim, (Pam) and Lisa Laughlin. "The Great Aunt Patsy" to Colleen, Michael, and Emily Laughlin. Pat was preceded in death by her parents Adolph and Josephine Kurauski. The devotion and love of Pat's family and friends are testimony to a life well lived, a woman deeply loved, an amazing friend. Hers was a large and generous heart. Pat's family would like to thank the outpouring of love and prayers from her friends while she was in hospice care. It brought great joy and comfort to Pat and her family. Visitation will be held from 3-9 P.M. at Cooney Funeral Home 3918 W. Irving Park Rd. Funeral Saturday 10 A.M. to Immaculate Heart of Mary church mass at 10:30. Interment private. In place of flowers please make a donation to Fr. Donahue Mercy Home for Boys and Girls 1140 west Jackson Boulevard Chicago IL, 60607-2906 Patricia For info call 773-588-5850 www.cooneyfuneralhome.com
Pat was the best friend that I’ve ever had. When I first met her, some 26 years ago at a volleyball game, it seemed as though I’d known her all my life. She was such a warm and outgoing person, and I immediately felt comfortable being around her.
Later, I found out that Pat and I shared some of the same sport interests. We enjoyed playing on the same teams in volleyball, softball, and basketball. We competed against each other in horseshoes, where she proved to be an, extremely, tough competitor. She would be kicking my butt while keeping that famous smile on her face!
Pat competed in the National Senior Olympics, and always won the gold medal in her age group. During a match, Pat would, sometimes, give pitching tips to her opponents, and still beat them!
It was a wonderful day when Pat decided to join Chi-Town. She enjoyed the classes, and the people that she met in them. Pat even went on to take the Advanced Class.
While Pat was attending the Toronto Convention, she found a mistake in the convention attendance books. Because of finding this mistake, she received her ten year medallion.
This was Pat’s last convention where she could dance, and move about freely. The following year, Pat was weakened by an illness from which she never recovered. Rest In Peace my dear friend.
Love you always, -- BeeJay
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 16, 2015