Arlene M. Patti, 85, passed away on January 13, 2020

Arlene M. Patti, 85 of St. Cloud, FL formally from St. Joseph, MI passed away on January 13, 2020 with her two daughters by her side.

Arlene was born in Morton Grove, IL on December 19, 1934 to John and Mathilda (Schoenbeck) Conrad. She graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in Benton Harbor and went on to receive a nursing degree from Holy Cross School of Nursing in 1955. She retired as the director of surgery at Lakeland Hospital after a 37 year career to spend time with the love of her life Joseph Patti whom she married in 1956. She was a devoted nurse, an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She left an imprint on so many lives.

Arlene found joy in her lifelong friends and family. Providing for her family was paramount. She could not leave a room without her presence being noticed. Arlene never met a stranger that she didn’t strike up a conversation with. She loved playing cards and loved to cook. Arlene always made enough food to feed an army. At her previous residence, she was the president of the Ladies and Gents Club. For many years she and her husband were in charge of the spaghetti dinners that many flocked from all over the area to enjoy. She belonged to the Red Hat Society for many years and loved sharing life with her lady friends.

Arlene is survived by her two beloved daughters, Karin (Phil) Collins from St. Cloud, FL, Laura Pacheco from Camarillo, CA, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two brothers, John Conrad and Edward Conrad and many others who loved her.

She was preceeded in death by her husband Joseph Patti; her parents; her brother Ray Conrad; her two sisters Frances Arend and Rosemary Conrad and a great grandson Alexander Cole DeLeeuw.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Cornerstone Hospice for their wonderful care especially June, Trisha, Chaplain Clark and Gabriel.

Arlene will be cremated and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this summer to be decided at a later date in Michigan.

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