Beatrice J. Patenaude, 92, of 285 Lake Shore Blvd., Marquette, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Norlite Nursing Center where she had been a patient a short while.
Mrs. Patenaude was born on May 3, 1909 in Marquette to the late Fred and Josephine (Morneau) LaLonde and was a lifelong city resident. She was formerly employed at the Huron Mountain Club for many years and in her free time she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Beatrice was a member of the former St. Johns Catholic Church in Marquette.
She is survived by one daughter, Janith Frazier of Marquette; one sister, Evelyn White of Ocala, Fl; also 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Buster Cardinal in 1952, her second husband, Edmund F. Patenaude in 1969; a daughter, Dolores Katalinich; three sisters, Gladys Banach, Blanche Nault and Mabel Henne; also two brothers, Howard and Jack LaLonde.
Private funeral services for family and close friends will be held on Wednesday in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home with the Rev. Shaun Erno officiating. Entombment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. There will be no visitation.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Bay Cliff Health Camp, 310 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855.
"Jan...my prayers will be with you and your family at this time... I appreciated all the help she gave me with the family questions I kept after her with. She was one of the last ones, almost of the long, LaLonde lines. Hope I can see you on Wed...Judy"
"Dear Jan and Family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this very difficult time. You were very lucky to have had so many years with her, and I am sure that you were blessed with just as many fond memories that will help you get through the difficult times ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Brian and Kathy"
"Grama It was hard seeing you in the nursing home daily, knowing you did not want to be there but needed 24 hour care. I am grateful that you did not suffer there for a long time. The 2 months you were sick was long enough."