Patricia (Smith, Pepin) Savola

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 16, 2019

Patricia (Smith, Pepin) Savola, age 66, of Gladstone passed away Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan, following a lengthy battle with dementia.

Patricia was born December 27, 1952 in Escanaba, MI, the daughter of William and Louise (Gamache) Smith Sr. She worked as a seamstress and was the owner and operator of PMW Tailoring in Appleton, WI and Denim and Lace in Escanaba. Patricia was united in marriage to Leslie “ Sonny” Savola in 2013. She enjoyed spending time with her family and pets, gardening, crafting, sewing and cooking.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Sonny of Gladstone, daughter, Ramona Pepin (Patrick) Rogers of Black Creek, WI; siblings, Bill (Bonnie) Smith Jr. of Escanaba, Robert (Barbara) Smith of Escanaba, Diane (David) Lambert of Gladstone, Mike (Elisa) Smith of Kaukauna, WI and Mary (Josh) Dawson of Gladstone, step-children, Mark Savola, Amy (Brian) Peltin, Andy Savola, Doyle “Jeff” Savola and Stacey Savola and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard “Rick” D. Pepin, her parents and her nephew, Steven Michael Smith.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 30 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.

Patricia’s family would like to thank the staff of Sunny Shores AFC in Gladstone, the Gary Abrahamson Jr. Memory Care Center in Escanaba and the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, 2nd Floor Special Care Unit in Powers for their kind and compassionate care.

17 Tributes for “Patricia (Smith, Pepin) Savola

    Heaven gained an angel. So sorry for your loss. Thinking and sending prayers your way. Love, Weed and Sue Rivard.

    Patti what a great friend you were . So happy for you that your are having a reunion with your Mom and Dad And brother. May Gods full mercies bless you my friend. Love you Kaylan.

    Pa so sorry for your loss of Patti, she was always so kind when we visited. Hugs and prayers. Miss you Pa.
    Jimmy DeGrand Jr & Lori

    Patty, you were my first friend when I moved up there in 1968 . I thank you for showing me the way around and have never forgotten you. Now the battle is over , and you can rest in the peace that you have so earned.

    Diane, I am do sorry for your loss. Sisters are so special and I know how close you were with Patti . You spent so much time giving her attention and making sure all was going well in her world. She was a very special person.I hope you are comforted knowing you are loved, as Patti was by you.

    She was fortunate to have such a loving family. Love and best wishes to all of you who feel this loss.

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Didn’t know Patty well but know that she was a wonderful women.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    So sorry to hear this. Mona, I know you will miss her so much. God’s Peace to you and your family.

    To the Savola family, so sorry for your loss. I did not keep in touch with cousin’s but they were never out of my heart and thoughts. Once again so sorry for your loss.

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss of Patty. She was one talented gal. From sewing, crafts and even working on cars. Many years ago we worked together being co leaders in 4-H. Patty was always willing to go over and above. Ramona know you are in my thoughts and prayers Lois & John

    Patty, you were my first friend in this country, you introduced me to a new culture, helped me, and loved me when I knew no one else. You were a source of joy and inspiration, and for that, and for your many kindnesses, I am forever grateful. Be free now and hold my boy’s hand.

    The last time I saw Patty she was working her shop downtown Escanaba. I’m going to hold on to that picture. I worked with her a long time ago in Escanaba. I learned so much about sewing and alterations, she was an extremely talented seamstress. I also learned how to play “real” poker from her at our ladies poker nights. Jacks or better, trips to win! So sorry for your loss, she was incredibly talented and a wonderful person to have known,

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