PATRICIA E. NEFF (nee EMERICK), age 95, affectionately known as ‘Patsy’ by her friends, passed away in her home with her family. She is survived by her 10 children: Thomas J. Jr. (Paula), Timothy C. (Linda), Michael F. (PegAnne), Mary Pat Bugaj (Dale), Joanne Watson (Michael - deceased), Martha, Daniel J. (Nichole), John P. (Lori), Christopher J. and Robert L. Neff; 21 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Neff, Sr., her grandchild, Kevin Neff, her siblings Mary Alice Levingood and Agnes Stewart, and Maddie, her beautiful Schnauzer who was her companion in her later years. A long-time Parma resident, she relocated to Broadview Heights after the passing of her husband. Patsy was a voracious reader who loved wine and a good meal. She graduated from Ursuline Women’s College with a bachelors in dietetics and taught elementary school for several years before starting her family. She was the personification of grace and kindness, never spoke ill of others, and believed in the power of prayer. Funeral Mass Wednesday June 9, 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Please meet at church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family suggests contributions in Patricia's memory to the Cyril W. Neff, P.E., P.S. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Engineers Foundation of Ohio, 400 South Fifth Street, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5430. Arrangements by Schuster Straker O'Connor Funeral Home 440-885-4800.
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