Patricia M. Steele
AVON - January 19, 2020 at age 89. With profound sadness we announce the passing of Patricia, our loving and devoted mother. She was a friend to all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Dan) Merritt of West Henrietta, John “Jack” (Elise) Steele, Jr. of Avon, Jennifer (Kirk) Lagonegro of Avon; grandchildren, Ashley, A.J., Andrew Rose, Allissa Merritt, John III, and Lily Steele, Colleen and Sean Lagonegro.
Pat was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years John David Steele, Sr.; parents Joseph and Lela Keenan; brother, John Keenan; sister, Eileen Halpin.
A native of Lima, NY, Patricia received her bachelor’s degree in Education from SUNY Geneseo in 1953. For over 35 years she enjoyed a successful teaching career in the Rochester City School District. She was a member of the Rochester Retired Teachers Association. Her retirement years included travel, gardening, and most importantly spending time with her family.
Cared for by her family and with the support provide by the Home Hospice, her cherished care providers, she was able to leave her struggles behind to be with her heavenly family.
Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 3 - 7 pm at the Stephenson – Dougherty Funeral Home 350 Genesee Street, Avon. Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11 AM her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Church, Lima. Interment St. Rose Cemetery, Lima. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lollypop Farms 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450, Livingston Co. Hospice 11 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510, or Focus on the Children, PO Box 31, Caledonia, NY 14423. To share a memory or send a condolence visit stephensondoughertyfuneralhome.com