Patricia A. Rowley

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Patricia A. Rowley died Thursday, August 19, 2021, after a long illness.

Pat “Trish” was born February 25, 1955, in Gaylord, Michigan, to George and Grace (Donovan) Rowley. She graduated from Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral High School in 1973.

Pat was a talented singer, pianist, guitar player, cook, knitter, and seamstress. Gardening was another of her favorite past times.

Pat is survived by her partner, best friend, and ever-present and loving caregiver, Guy Williams of Vanderbilt. She is also survived by her mother, Grace Rowley of Gladwin, MI; her son, Nicholas (Nikki) Holewinski and their children, little Nick & Keira of Colorado; her daughter, Jessi (Ben) Sprafka of California; brother, Jim (Judy) Rowley of East Jordan, MI; sisters, Jane (Glenn) Smith of Beaverton, MI and Mary (Pat) King of Fargo, North Dakota; as well as several nieces, nephews.

Pat’s family would like to thank Guy’s daughters for all they did to support Pat and their dad and Pat’s high school friends who have showered her with love.  The almost daily cards Pat received during her illness meant so much to her.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Pat’s life will take place in the future.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral Schools or to Hospice of Michigan, through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.


17 comments on “Patricia A. Rowley”

  1. I am so sorry to here of Pat’s passing. I will never forget the fun times on North Ohio Avenue. Prayers for all of you.

  2. Aunt Grace, Jim, Jane & Mary Kay,
    We are so saddened to learn of Patty’s death. We know how hard she fought with her illness. She is now at peace and in God’s loving arms. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with all of you. Love to all of you, Uncle Bill Tholl family.

  3. To The Rowley Family,
    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, may the Angels lead her into Paradise.
    I see that she still had her great smile.
    Hug your loved ones.
    Thinking of you,
    Connie Richards Nelson

  4. Thinking of Nick, Jessi and all of the Rowley’s in this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Aunt Pat. Sending prayers and hugs!

  5. Hugs to your family. I remember Pat when we were kids. One time she played the piano for us as we prank-called people trying to sell piano lessons! She is gone from here and she is Safe and whole in God’s hands! Till you meet again!

  6. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Rowley family on the loss of Patricia. Just remember all the good times you all have had together, it will help to comfort you but she will forever remain in your heart

  7. Rula Kuras Guyot

    So sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. Lots of fun times on North Ohio St. growing up in the neighborhood. Our condolences to her family. Our thoughts & prayers for her family.

  8. To the Rowley Family, I’m so Sorry
    For Your Loss, I went to St.Mary’s
    With Patty. I will Always remember Patty for her beautiful smile and Big Heart!
    When she first came back to Gaylord, I saw her and recognized her right away after all those years. She was looking for a job and I talked to our store manager, I told him she was Good, Hard working, Very determined, and would be Great with people. sShe was hired and that’s where she met Guy and was so
    Happy. She will be Missed.
    I’m so Glad there is no more suffering and she is Now Home With The Lord
    Prayers for all of you.

  9. Dear Grace, Jim, Jane and Mary Kay –
    I was so sorry to hear that Patty had left this world, and I will pray for God’s healing grace as you face the challenge of coping with this great loss.
    My deepest condolences ~
    Julie (Mackowiak) Kettlewell

  10. To Grace & Rowley family
    I am deeply saddened at the loss of your Patty. We met when I was in high school at St Marys & George asked my Dad if I’d sit with their kids. Patty even then had that sweet smile. I offer you each comfort & my prayers.
    Connie (Nowak) Latuszek

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