Patricia Colleen Atterberry O’Brien, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family on July 11, 2022. She was born November 2, 1938 in Aurora, Colorado, to Emmett and Geraldine Brown Atterberry.
On August 24th, 1957 Pat married the love of her life, John Dennis O’Brien. They spent 60 years celebrating their love for each other as well as their love for children. Together they had six of their own. Michael (Jan) O’Brien, Sister Joseph Mary, Tom (Beth) O’Brien, Rozie O’Brien, Peg (Richard) Norris, and Rory (Michele) O’Brien; 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
After raising her family, Pat decided to pursue a degree in education; she chose Special Education as her specialty. No one was ever more suited. She retired in 1997 after spending nearly 20 years in the classroom. After retirement she spent her time traveling and sharing memories with her most precious gifts; her family (most especially her babies).
Pat is survived by her children, sisters Melda Allen and Charlene Lassiter, and her sister-in-law Patty O’Brien.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jack and her loving husband John Dennis.
A rosary is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15th at The Church of the Holy Cross. Followed by a reception for family and friends at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:15 on Saturday, July 16th at The Church of the Holy Cross. Internment will take place at 4:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cemetery south of Bazine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery or The Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, Colwich Kansas.