Patrick G. Esson

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Patrick Gordon Esson, age 78, of Gaylord, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 9, 2020, at home.

He was born the son of Elmer and Adelaide (Sylvester) Esson on March 17, 1941, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Pat moved to the Gaylord area in 1971 and worked as a journeyman electrician for 55 years, he was also a volunteer driver for Otsego County Commision on Aging and the RSVP program.

Pat enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing for salmon on the Great Lakes.  He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and could be found beside a cribbage board, cards in hand, most days.

Pat will always be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

In 2001, he married his current wife, Carole.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elaine Million; his parents, Elmer and Adelaide; his stepfather, William Moher; his brother, Lawrence, and his sister, Lois Sage.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Carole; sons, Michael and Anthony; step-children, Kristine Huffman, and Thomas Adkins of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Megan (Sam) Butterwick, Nathan Esson; step-grandchildren, Grayson, Brayden, and Jensen Huffman, and Thomas Adkins III; brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Carolyn) Hank Sr.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Eagles Hall in Gaylord, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301 or Otsego Family Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1976, Gaylord, MI  49734.

8 comments on “Patrick G. Esson”

  1. I truly enjoyed my visits with Pat. He had great humor, love, and kindness to offer even in the midst of his suffering. Condolences, love, prayers, and peace to you Carol as you get through this next journey. You have been an amazing wife and caregiver! Condolences to the whole family. I am blessed to have known Pat!

  2. Fred & Linda Armstrong

    I was saddened by the news of Pat passing. Was his neighbor and friend from the time they built there home across from us. Our boys grew up together. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families. With deepest Sympathy, Linda Neville Armstrong

  3. Carole so sorry for your loss may it comfort you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time hugs

  4. Dear Carole, I was so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. May the love of the Lord get you through this hard and sad time. Sending prayers that you feel the love and support of those that care about you.

  5. Dave & Marlene Ferguson

    Saddened to hear this news. Pat & Elaine were our neighbors & our children were neighborhood friends. Many memories of winter sheninagans. Prayers for the family.

  6. Dear Michael, Tony and Family,

    I was very saddened to learn about the death of your father. It has been a long time since I had seen him, but will never forget the fun times we shared together when you all lived in Dearborn . Your dad and Chuck would go fishing (almost every weekend), we would have dinner together and play lots and lots of cards, alternating houses each time we got together. Of course, we had to get “the kids” settled in somewhere before we could begin the card games. After you moved to Gaylord we would stop and see your mom, dad and you both once a year and spend a couple of nights on our way up to the U. P. to visit my parents. Of course, more card playing took place. What fun times we had. I will never forget them. Thought of your dad a couple of weeks ago when I wanted to make goulash and always used his recipe. There was never a time when we were together that he didn’t make me laugh. What a terrific sense of humor he had.

    Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of both myself, Lynn and Lisa. I know he will be missed by many. I didn’t know Carole, but my sincere sympathy to her also.


    Pat Lourie-Durham (Millon)

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