Patricia Evelyn Reich, 83, of Hebron, formerly of Chicago, died on March 18, 2021.
Patricia was born in Chicago on February 5, 1938 to parents Robert and Nell (nee Farrell) Burns. Patricia married William Reich on August 18, 1956. The two were introduced in high school, but soon realized they had been playmates as children. Their love for each other was immeasurable, and together they built a strong family. Pat and Bill loved to garden together and also took up canning. Patricia was fascinated with her genealogy and loved to read about the history of her family. She had a great love of sewing and was the proud owner of Stitch-N-Time in Woodstock for 25 years. She was warm-hearted, caring, and compassionate. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Patricia is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, William “Bill” Reich, her children, Patricia (Jerome) McNichols, William (Deb) Reich, Robert Reich, Paul (Dawn) Reich, Melissa (Peter) Schneider, and Christopher (Janet) Reich, her grandchildren, Brian (Amy), Jennifer (Kevin), Daniel (Bozena), Tara (Greg), Sean (Megan), Matthew (Nikki), Mark, Jordan (Tony), Nathan S., Cassidy, Anthony, Jake (Kimberly), Taylor, Dylan, Quinton, Isabell, Nathan R., Natalie, her great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Adaline, Arwyn, Lydia, Kaelyn, Elsa, Lila, Owen, Hudson, Idalia, Matty Jr., and Hailey with two more on the way, and her siblings, Mary (William) Clatch, and Jeanne Linberg.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Keegan Hendricks, and her siblings, Laura Beilmann, Robert Burns, and John Burns.
Cremation will be private at DeFiore Funeral Home.
Patricia's family will be hosting an outdoor memorial celebration on April 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Schneider Home: 6705 Kemman Road, Hebron, IL
For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
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Uncle Bill and the whole extended Reich Family; your Wife\Mom\Grandma was a special person. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. She will be missed by so many.
Aunt Pat was one of the most loving person I ever met. Growing up she always had a smile and made you feel deeply loved. So many memories that I will always cherish, she made the world a better place. You will always be in my heart.
Prayers for family
I was a 16 year old unwed mom when I had my son, Tom. He will be 52 in July. Aunt Pat gave me maternity clothes she had + was the only one to come to see me @ the hospital. I will never forget her kindness.to me during an incredibly hard time in my life. I am sure I was not the only person she gave of herself to in her special way. Go to God Aunt Pat