Patricia Ann Daniell
October 22, 1956 – January 25, 2022
FAMILY REQUIRES MASKS.
Preceded in death by husband, Gregory J. Daniell; father, Joe Malloy. Survived by sons, Anthony Daniell (Kiley), Timothy Daniell; grandson, Ethan Daniell; mother, Margaret Malloy; siblings: Mike Malloy (Sharon), Kathy Riley, Dr. Tim Malloy (Jaime), Maureen Blaylock (Tim), Mary Luger (Elyas), Theresa Loughran (Dan); many nieces, nephews, friends.
VISITATION: Friday, January 28th from 5pm to 7pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, January 29th at 10:30am at West Center Chapel. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Down Syndrome Association for Families in Nebraska (www.dsafnebraska.org).
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Patty was born to Margaret and Joe Malloy in 1956. She grew up with 2 brothers and 4 sisters in the Holy Name neighborhood here in Omaha. She attended both Holy Name Grade School and High School, graduating in 1975.
Patty married the love of her life, Greg Daniell. They lived in Omaha and raised their two sons, Tony and Timmy. Patty was a loving and very special mother, the kind of special mother called upon by God to love and raise a child with special needs. Despite the fears, uncertainty, and challenging times, Patty answered God’s call with courage, tenacity, and unconditional love. Having a child with Down Syndrome brought more love and joy to their lives than she ever thought possible. “Wrong again Patty” as Timmy often teased.
In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Patty was dedicated to her career, working in the same medical office for over 30 years as a receptionist. She was generous with her time, her friendship and love especially with those causes she found dear to her heart, especially Down Syndrome and helping children with special needs.
Patty will be most remembered for her sense of humor, her quick wit, and her love of a good practical joke. She will appreciate that, even from Heaven, practical jokes are still being played out in her name, and yes, even with her assistance. Patty enjoyed watching sports and of course the occasional friendly football wager. It is fitting that her last game was arguably one of the greatest games ever played, last Sunday’s Chiefs – Bills. She also loved all Russians especially “White Russians.”
During the last years of her life, Patty experienced hardships including many health problems and the devastating loss of her beloved husband and best friend, Greg. After that, Patty’s life was never the same. Her own personal medical struggles only made these last few years more difficult. She is now finally at peace with no more worries.
Her family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the many health care professionals that have been there for Patty and taken care of her during the past few years, especially during her hard fought, courageous battle with cancer.
On January 25, 2022, with family by her side, Patty was again called on by God. This time he called her home. She will be deeply missed and held forever dearly in our hearts.