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Patricia Eileen (Hagerty) Walsh died peacefully at her residence in Rochester on Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born on Aug. 11, 1923, the first child of James and Cecile (Sheehan) Hagerty in Streator, Ill. She was baptized at Annunciation Church, Eagle. She graduated from Streator High School in 1941. Pat was very proud of receiving an award for her typing skills while working in the Top Secret section of the Pentagon during World War II. After the war, she married James J. Walsh on Nov. 3, 1945 in Streator, at Annunciation Church. Jim and Pat returned to South Bend, Ind., where Jim finished college and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. They returned to Streator to farm with his brother John (Jack) Walsh. They later moved to Kankakee, Ill., where Jim went into farm equipment sales and worked for Ford Tractor. Kankakee is where Pat learned to play golf and won the club championship in her first year of play. Jim's career took them to Syracuse, N.Y., Dundee, Ill., Madison, Wis., and Burnsville, Minn. Retirement took Jim and Pat back to Streator, and then to Rochester, where they both used the Mayo Clinic for health care. Pat was an avid golfer who loved the game, played in leagues until she was 91 years old, and watched the pros every week on TV. She died during the Master's. Pat loved the sunshine and enjoyed many winters in Tucson, Ariz. She loved to travel, shop and dine in new and exciting destinations. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mary Lou Savage and brother, Edward James Hagerty; her husband, James in 2001 and her second daughter, Marguerite (Peggy, Maggie) in January 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Walsh and Karen Walsh Yuccas; four grandchildren, Jamie and John Yuccas, James and Michael Batt; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Franczyk and Kyle Batt. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends in Rochester and around the country. A private family memorial service will take place on Monday April 17, in Tucson. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester. Internment at Lostlands Cemetery in Streator will take place at a later date. No visitation. Family prefers memorials to the Elder Network in Rochester.
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