Patricia Rose Paul Quigley died November 27, 2015. No one we know can now come dance on your table at the party. No one can do Mexican hat dance without the hat. If you call her house by mistake, she won’t be there to have an hour’s conversation with you. Our mom is gone.
Born and raised in San Francisco, she lived an idyllic life as the daughter of Nicholas and Lillian Paul. Her stories of wandering around the city with her brother, going to the World’s Fair Treasure Island, fishing at the beach or swimming at Sutro Baths described a kind of life not found any longer.
A crazy Assyrian she married a crazy Scotch-Irishman and they raised 8 crazy children. She liked to say we were all individuals, no two were alike and thank goodness for that.
She instilled in us a love for reading that we have passed onto our own children. The life of the party and a cheap date, one martini was all it took to get her the dance floor.
It’s hard to find kind of hard-working woman of her generation any more. Marie Kollmeyer, Hazel Genzoli, Doris Mays, Dottie Parks, Margy Wear, Delores DeHart. The kind of women who raised their large Catholic families, made every meal, ironed all the clothes, hand sew doll clothes and still had everyone clean and pressed for church on Sunday morning. These women made your life difficult, but they steered on to the right path for your own good.
Our mom had faults, everyone does, but her loving, open heart, her caring, giving nature, her smart and funny personality made her a one of a kind. She made friends with everyone she met, loved children (obviously) and mean cats and found the good in each person.
Service: Celebration of Life, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Club House, Mobile Home Park, 500 N. Tully Rd., Turlock, CA.
The world is not the same without her. We love you mom!
Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock, CA, has been is entrusted with all of the arrangements. (209) 634-4904.