Patricia Gabany

Patricia Gabany

Patricia C. Gabany of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 11, 2014. Mrs. Gabany was born May 15, 1936 in Detroit to Joseph and Ann (Urbanick) Uzarski. She lived in Sterling Heights for many years, moving to Lake Doster in 2007.

Patricia’s greatest joy in life was caring for her family. She was a true matriarch and enjoyed scheduling family gatherings. In her leisure time Patricia enjoyed flowers, gardening, reading and shopping with her daughters. A wonderful cook, she was known far and wide for her famous rolls. Her favorite color was yellow, which reflected her sunny disposition and sense of humor. She will be missed dearly.

On July 11, 1959 in Detroit she married Louis ‘Lou’ Gabany, who survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Sheila (Steve) Bullock, Karin (Bob) Zessis and Laurie (Michael) Bussing; grandchildren, Katie Bussing, Stephen Bullock, Nick Bussing and Kyle Bullock; siblings, Christine Marlowe and Robert Uzarski; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with the family 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Antony Rajesh officiating.

Contributions in memory of Patricia may be made to Hillsdale College, Institutional Advancement, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI  49242

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She will always be our “sunshine”.


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  1. Bob and Lynn Ohr says:

    Karin and family,
    Although we only had the pleasure to meet your Mother just once it was a lasting impression. She definitely loved her family and you could hear it in her voice when she spoke of them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.
    Love, Bob and Lynn Ohr

  2. Anne Kirby says:

    I am so sorry to learn this sad news. I delivered mail to Pat and Louie for many years. Rare was the day that she was not planting, hauling, weeding or relocating something in the yard. Sincere codolences to all who love her.

  3. Kris Rasmussen says:

    Laurie, you and your family are in all of our prayers at BMH. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family.

  4. charlie and sally marlowe says:

    We send our kindest thoughts, deepest sympathy and love to all the family.

    Charlie and Sally

  5. audrey bullock says:

    sheila, my heart breaks for you and your family.I am here for you,I love you,Mom Bullock

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