Patricia Marie (Brady) O’Kane

Patricia Marie (Brady) O’Kane

July 26, 1933 – May 27, 2019

Patricia Marie (Brady) O’Kane passed away on May 27, 2019.  Born on July 26, 1933 to Thomas and Marie Brady, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick O’Kane; her son, Michael O’Kane; and sister, Judy Roberts.  She is survived by her children: Mary O’Kane (Joseph Graif), Daniel O’Kane, Julie Warner (James Warner), Corinne O’Kane (Scott Fleischman), Ellen Rowe, and Mark O’Kane (Joy O’Kane); sister, Elizabeth Wild; brother, Thomas Brady (Robin); brother-in-law, James Roberts; and our very special friend, Dr. James Huerter and his wonderful family. Patricia had nine grandchildren: Sarah, Matthew, Rebecca (Dan) John (Alison), Ricky (Melissa), Madeline, Lily, Thomas, Julia, and Jack; and ten great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Patricia was a loving mother, our matriarch and guide through life’s journey. She found joy every day in her garden, reading, dinner with family and friends and attending daily Mass. Patricia devoted her life to our Mike who was paralyzed at 17 and lived 39 years with her love. They are together again.

Patricia taught CCD at Holy Cross Catholic Church for more than 35 years. She loved and remembered every child she taught and was thrilled to teach the children of her children!

We will miss her more than we can express, but we find peace knowing she is with her Savior, Jesus Christ.

To the people of Holy Cross: you were her family.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31st at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave., from 3pm to 5pm and from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL celebrating her life will be at 10:30am on Saturday, June 1st at Holy Cross Church.  Family Interment at Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.



  • Tom and Helena Doll Posted May 29, 2019 3:48 pm

    We are saddened beyond word at the loss of Pat
    We have known Pat as long as we have been in the parish. We will pray for Pat and family in this time of grief. We also realize Pat is now with Pat and will bless all who knew her as she takes our petions to Christ. Pray to Pat as an advocate for Love and Peace.. What a Grand Lady.

  • Mary Ann Hawk Pickering Posted May 29, 2019 5:35 pm

    She was a beautiful lady.

  • Tom Krause Posted May 30, 2019 6:31 am

    So sorry to hear about Patsy. My mother, Helen Krause, shared news. I’m a second cousin on the Brady side. My thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family. You all have a friend in Denver. Peace.

  • Nancy J Wackerhagen Posted May 30, 2019 9:36 am

    Our deepest condolences to your entire family. I’m sure Pat is celebrating with our parents
    (Ted & Mary Bertagni) and sharing some laughs. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers!
    The Bertagni Children
    Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy Steve, Tina & Jody

  • John Valentine Biskup Posted May 30, 2019 10:54 am

    Mrs. O’Kane is one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. It is by her gentle loving kindness that she will continue to live in my heart. My deepest condolences to all who love her and we’re touched by her presence in this life. ❤️

  • Marlene Jansen Stewarrt Posted May 30, 2019 3:13 pm

    A wonderful lady has been taken home to be reunited with her family in heaven. She will be greatly missed.
    My prayers are with you all.

  • Irv and Jeanne Goldenberg Posted May 30, 2019 3:50 pm

    Mary, We were so sorry to hear about you Mother. When we last spoke, we talked of your Mother. What a loving relationship you enjoyed with your daily phone calls. Thoughts, hugs and prayers coming your way!

  • Judy Corell Posted May 30, 2019 7:24 pm

    Pat touched our hearts in such a special way. We are deeply saddened and are so sorry for your loss.
    Love Larry and Judy

  • Kelly and Sheila Bryant family Sheila Greene Posted May 30, 2019 9:32 pm

    Hello Dear friends, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. your mother was a role model to all , and learned a lot of llfe lessons, from her years ago, when i was your neighbor, love you all, Sheila Greene Bryant

  • John Julie Huerter Posted May 31, 2019 10:09 am

    We will all sorely miss Pat and her friendly and loving smile. Her great faith was always an inspiration to all of us that knew her. She has now reached her eternal reward with Jesus.

  • Steve Jewell Posted May 31, 2019 1:56 pm

    As our neighbor and friend, we send our deepest condolences to Mary and her entire family.

    Steve Jewell and Rebecca Surmont

  • Jody Hawk Pitsch Posted June 1, 2019 6:49 am

    Dear O’Kanes, what endless and warm memories I (and definitely all the Hawk kids) will always have of your beautiful and sweet Mom. The sound of her laugh comes to me so easily. All these years she has still opened her arms to us like the kids we were., We’ve been grateful and comforted by her always reliable presence during times of our family’s joys and losses. She’s unforgettable.

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