Patricia Marie “Pat” Gunville, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2020 due to a lengthy illness.
Patricia was born October 25, 1936 in Escanaba MI to Arthur and Jeanette (Derouin) Lantagne. She was the oldest of five children. She married Gerald Gunville on May 28, 1955 at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in May 2020. Patricia worked at several local grocery stores including Red Owl and Super One where you could always catch her with a big smile and a friendly “Hello”. Pat enjoyed many hobbies including painting, ceramics, sewing and was also involved in Genealogy. Pat’s Biggest joy was being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Early on in her life Pat also liked to compete in talent shows, singing and playing her guitar and later as a guest singer in the Jerry Gunville Orchestra. Pat was a long-time member of the St Joseph and St. Patrick Parish and helped at the church.
Patricia is survived by her spouse Gerald Gunville Sr. Escanaba, three sons, Gerald (Karla) Gunville Jr., James (Sandy) Gunville, Robert (Theresa) Gunville, seven grandchildren: Kristen (Jerry) Eckert, Sean (Jodie) Gunville, Amanda (William) Braun, Lila Gunville, Ashton Gunville, Courtney Gunville, Brittany Gunville and her fiancé Michael Topf, six great grandchildren: Harper and Finley Gunville, Cecilia and Mabel Braun, Averie and Allie Kruger. Pat is also survived by one sister, Priscilla Lantagne Shaw, two sisters-in-law Katy (Roger) Lantagne and Gerry (Rodney) Lantagne, and many Special nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Jeanette Lantagne, sister Yvonne Rivard, and brothers Roger and Rodney Lantagne.
To the staff at UP Home Health Hospice, your comforting expressions, patience and care for Pat will always be remembered with deep gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, we have set up a memorial fund in Pat’s name for the Holy Name Catholic High School. Please send any donations to Holy Name Catholic School, 409 S. 22nd Street, Escanaba or the Skradski Family Funeral Home, 118 S. 12th Street, Escanaba.
Private family services with Fr. Tim Ferguson will be on Saturday at the Skradski Family Funeral Home. A Celebration of Pat’s life with family and friends will be held at a later date. Pat will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.