It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia (Pattee) Lynn Williams, 66 years old, announces her passing on March 2, 2019, from metastatic breast cancer.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m., at Cider Grove Community Center, 10158 Central Park Blvd, Huntley, IL. All friends, family, and others acquainted with Pattee are welcome to stop in and share a story, a laugh, or a fond memory in Pattee’s honor. Memorial donations may be made to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, http://lbbc.org/GIFT, or Best Friends Animal Society, bestfriends.org.
Pattee was born in Chicago, March 24, 1952, the daughter of Guy and Bernice (Bunny) MacDermott. Upon the death of her parents, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Carl and Charlotte Furth. She moved all over the country in her childhood and adolescence, and in 1990, she married the love of her life, Dave Williams, in Richmond, IL.
Pattee was known as the hostess with the mostest and a lifelong lover of animals, and she enjoyed entertaining, cooking, watching golf, taking care of others, and laughing – a lot. Over the course of 35+ years, she showed, bred, boarded, and groomed dogs. She was self-employed for most of her life, and served her community by providing exceptional service and care for her customers (four-legged and otherwise) in her ownership of dog grooming shops in Chicago, Woodstock, and Huntley. All that knew Pattee were drawn to and inspired by her boundless energy, magnetic personality, impenetrable sense of optimism, and unprecedented bravery, strength, and determination in facing her disease, even after its recurrence. Everyone that crossed paths with Pattee couldn’t help but love her.
She is survived by her husband, Dave, her children, Chad (Lindsey) Williams, Thor Opsahl, and Trinity (Nick) Cigrand, by her sweet grandchildren, Chase, Gavin, Dexter, and Olive, by her siblings, Susan Shapiro, Phil Furth, and Debbie Spitale, and by her dog, Driver. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Don MacDermott.
A special and heartfelt thank you to Northwestern Oncology and Delnore Palliative staff for their superior care and support over the past 16 years.
Online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
So sorry for your loss. Pattee was such a wonderful person to everyone. She fought so long and hard with this horrible disease, but yet was always in such good spirits. Im sure she is in a better place now and can rest easy. Until we meet again, you will be missed. Love, Gary and Cheryl
Chad,Lindsey & family I’m so sorry that you lost a beloved member of your family ,I know it’s so hard but just remember you will be together again in a beautiful place .
To Dave and Pattee's entire family and friends, Pattee was one of the kindest and purest people you could ever meet. I started as her customer at the shop (she was the best of the best!), then she was my employer but most of all she became a dear friend. Although I have moved out of state and lost touch, I've never forgotten all of her caring for me and my family and always having a smile on her face. I know she fought hard and she is missed greatly. She will always be in our hearts. Love, Julia, Sam & Tessa Lehman
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful Motherand Grandmother.
Pattee, my dear friend of so many years, I'll miss your energy and spirit until we meet again. Your enthusiasm and kindness was evident in all you did. Rest now in our Lord's embrace. "He saw you growing tired, a cure not meant to be, so He wrapped his arms around you and whispered "come with me". "
May you rest in peace now. You were a loving friend and a beautiful person. My condolences to the family .
Just a few weeks ago I received a condolence card from Pattee for my father her “Unlce Bob” passing. She expressed how she always remembered his laugh.. well I remember your infectious laugh too Pattee . Love and peace ❤️
Pattee brightened every and any room she entered. I feel truly blessed to have known and loved such a beautiful woman.