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The Burial Service

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22 comments on “Patricia O’Riley”

  1. Such a shock to hear about this and so sudden.

    I will watch the service when it’s posted as I unfortunately missed it in real time. What an amazing woman, everyone who met her liked her. i feel blessed to have had her in my life. We used to meet every Monday for quite awhile and sew together. She finished a tray cloth that she started in the 50’s I think and is now framed and her daughter has it. I also was in an art class with her for several years and I looked forward to seeing her every week unless she was on holidays visiting her family.

    I visited her at home and had tea and a chat with her from time to time. And she came to an exhibition of mine in Ivanhoe a few years ago. Vale Pat, we’ll miss you.

  2. Such a beautifully conducted and shared ceremony. You’ve all done her very proud. Wow. Love Simon x

  3. Pat
    Your positivity ,warm presence and company will be missed at the Railway neighbourhood house Community lunches and Cooking group.

    My condolences to your family , and thanks for sharing your service for Pat , and your memories in these difficult times.
    Best wishes. Julia

  4. Dear Lance, Julie, Bob & your families,
    We were all so lucky to have Aunty Pat in our lives..a beautiful soul.
    I appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this farewell, even if from afar.
    Take care – sending our love.

  5. Dearest Pat, you will be missed enormously by the North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House community. You were a very special member of our community for many years, loved by everyone. You brought such joy to the House and embodied what we stand for – acceptance, inclusivity and friendship. You were a warm, loving, beautiful and generous person, kind to everyone who stepped through our doors. We will never forget you. xxxx

  6. I love you so much Aunty Pat. Thank you for making a difference in the world by being the big warm loving embrace that gives your beautiful family strength as they all continue their version of what you and Uncle John started. Thanks for being Dad’s big sister. Thanks for sharing stories and laughter over delicious food with Dad & Mum, and us kids whenever we dropped in to visit. Thanks for letting me tell you that I hated some politicians. You smilingly and quietly suggested that perhaps that wasn’t good for me so you did extract a promise that I’d try to reflect in better, kinder ways. Then we hugged. I loved you so much in that moment. Thank you for showing all of us how to be the very kindness you wished to see more of in the world. I will miss you even though you remain in my heart, helping it beat just a little more kindly thanks to you. I’ll miss our little chats. They were as special as you. Enjoy your new blessings and peace. Love Always, Simon x

  7. Valerie, Garry and family
    Such a beautiful service for our beautiful Pat. Thank you everyone.

  8. Such a beautiful service that so perfectly encapsulated Aunty Pat, her love for everyone and the love that everyone has for her.

    We are all so truly blessed to have had Aunty Pat in our lives.

    Sending so much love to you all.


  9. So beautiful. Everything reminded us of Pat. Unconditional love for everyone and everything. Wonderful memories, photos, laughter and tears here in Pullenvale.

    We were so incredibly privileged to have her in our lives. Pat will be spoken of at all our family get together.

    Love to all. Terry and Pat

  10. Thank you so much for the opportunity for me to be present at Pat’s Service. It was a wonderful tribute to a beautiful soul and a cavalcade of memories of my eldest and very loved big sister. God love you all. Stay safe.

  11. I met Pat at the Neighbourhood House cooking class in Carlton.
    Always cheery, always asked how you were and always willing to have a conversation.
    She loved to make a cup of tea for anybody who wanted one and for herself as well.
    It was a beautiful funeral under the circumstances and I can see she was loved by all.
    A friend Ronda

  12. A beautiful service for a beautiful women. I feel honoured to have known her. So extremelly loved and already missed by so many. Sending all my love and condolences. xx

  13. Jayne
    The service rounded the Pat I came to know over 8 years – always giving love and generosity to all she met, connecting in that deep and gentle way of hers.
    She leaves some of her richness with us all.

  14. Such a beautiful service to commemorate and celebrate Pat’s life. Such a lovely person who will be sadly missed.

    Kate, Rohan, Cara & Lachlan Jewell xxx

  15. Thanks Alison for passing on this sad news – I feel particularly sad, because I was out walking on Sunday afternoon and Pat was also out walking – she was walking on the footpath in front of her house. We talked for a good ten minutes and then went on our way – she was waiting for her son and daughter in law to call in. I have not seen Pat for some time and noticed she had lost weight and seemed to be more fragile than I remember – but otherwise, in good spirits. My heartfelt condolences to Pat’s family.
    Mary (Railway Neighbourhood House)

  16. Nan you will missed physically by your children, thier respective partners. Your grandchildren and their respective partners and your great grandchildren.

    But youll never be forgotten, you will live on in all of us.

    You accepted me into your family and made me feel aprt of it straight away.

    God bless and see you again as this is not goodbye.

    1. Dearest Lance & Bec, Julie & Bob, Bobby & Alyson and families,

      Thankyou for including us in the celebration of Pat’s life. She was a truly remarkable woman and matriarch. The photographs brought back wonderful memories of happy times. We love you always and thinking of you in this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you in person when possible.

      Love you & God Bless

      Diane, Tash & Kris, Rob & Sarah, Nick & Families

  17. Aunty Pat I can remember everytime you or you and uncle John used to come all the way to sunburyi remember alot we were alway at your house I like it the to me it was home but I cant put everything down saying how much i love you and every word you said i remember how you hug and i would give you a big hug you were exactly like grandma you mum your voice soft and when ever you said anything everyone would stop yes listen you made everyone that you met and everyone family feel special cos we all were special in your eyes and all felt your love and we could see out of everything the thing I remember if I knew we were coming over to see you uncle John and family straight away i had the biggest smile on my face and that’s what iremebr the always smiling I thank you for all of my smiles for everything you did and said I still have the two cars you brought back with you when you went to England with pop I never stopped thinking about you and I will never stop and I will always love you Aunty Pat from justin say hello to grandma for me hugs and kisses for ever

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