MARQUETTE, MI. - Patricia "Patti" Durocher, 63, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her winter home in Tavares, FL under the expert care of Cornerstone Hospice of Central Florida.
Patti was born October 12, 1950 in Marquette to the late Albert and Katherine (Stefantz) Jackovich and was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School.
Patti worked for Lake States Construction in the early 70's, followed by several years with Olsen Accounting. She was especially proud to have worked with the doctors and staff of Twin Cities Medical Clinic for 21 years. She then worked for Great Lakes Recovery Centers until her Multiple Myeloma forced her to retire.
In her free time, Patti enjoyed traveling, knitting, reading, and time spent at her Florida hide-away. She had a marvelous sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. A beloved aunt and great aunt, it brought her great joy to spoil her grandnieces.
She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Marquette and St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis, FL.
Patti is survived by her husband of 42 years, Steve; a brother, Dan (Pam) Jackovich of Marquette; a sister, Mary Lou Letts of Marquette, and several nieces and great nieces.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at St. Christopher Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Dr Sheetal Acharya & the staff of UP Hematology/Oncology Associates in Marquette, Dr Ahmed Al-Hazzouri & the staff of Florida Cancer Center in Tavares FL, and Dr Kenneth Shain & his staff of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa FL, all of whom made Patti's valiant battle against her cancer as comfortable as humanly possible.
Those wishing to express sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Cedar Tree Institute, 403 E. Michigan Street, Marquette, MI 49855, Moffitt Cancer Research (eforms.moffitt.org/donation/), Corner Stone Hospice (cshospice.org/) or a cancer research center or hospice of the donor's choice in Patti's memory.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family, where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.