Patricia L. Giannini (nee Abel), 68 of Richmond, was born on October 29, 1952 in Chicago to the late Gary and Elenore (nee Wedekind) Abel and passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021 surrounded by her family at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry.
Pat was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her kindness touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She always put her daughters first, raising them to be independent and courageous. Her love was empowering, and she made the people in her life feel capable and important. Pat never wanted to be the center of attention, but instead worked to make others feel special. That was her gift: the quality of her love was luminous and extraordinary.
Over the course of her career, she made several dear friends who remained important to her all her life, whose support and camaraderie she cherished. After retiring in 2018, she was able to do more of what she loved: spend time with family and friends, hang out at her pool, read crime novels, and enjoy the occasional margarita. She will be missed every day, but especially at the large family gatherings that she loved. Pat was also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond.
Patricia was the loving wife of Phillip, whom she married on November 23, 1974 in Niles; cherished mother of Kimberly (Joshua Skaja) Giannini and Natalie (Eric) Meierdirk; dear grandmother of Ellis and Hudson Skaja and Wade Meierdirk; beloved sister of Geraldine (Geri) Illy and Darlene Cleary; and aunt to several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Kari Giannini and nephew, Gregory Giannini.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway Rd, Richmond, IL 60071; or the Richmond-Spring Grove Food Pantry, 5512 May Avenue, P.O. Box 78, Richmond, IL 60071.
A memorial service for Patricia will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
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Grace Lutheran Chruch
6000 Broadway Road, Richmond IL 60071
Richmond-Spring Grove Food Pantry
5512 May Avenue, P.O. Box 78, Richmond IL 60071