Patricia L. Parker

  • Born: August 28, 1954
  • Died: October 29, 2016
  • Location: Lockport, Illinois

Goodale Memorial Chapel

912 Hamilton St
P.O. Box 212
Lockport, IL 60441

Tel. (815) 838-1533

Tribute & Message From The Family


Age 62, of Lockport passed away Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Patricia is survived by her loving family, husband, Ben Parker, son, Nick Parker, siblings, Mary (Joe) Fontanetta, Joanne (Chris Adas) Hecht, John (Judy) Shats, Jim (Geri) Shats, Nancy (Joe) Sirilla, lifelong dear friend, Karen Kucer and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Vito & Bernice Shats (Zalnerunas).

Patricia was a dedicated wife and mother who greatly enjoyed spending time with her family; she also was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

A memorial service is planned at St. Dennis Church, 1214 S. Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441 on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be private. For information, or 815-838-1533


Condolence & Memory Journal

Patsy was the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Whenever someone needed guidance or support, she was there. We had so many fun times, from kids, working at Western Electric, and thru all of life's adventures. She was the "mother" for so many, always laughing. She loved St. Joseph Park's picnic's in the summer and doing the traditional trek to Indian Dunes Beach once a year. 2014 Christmas gathering was the best Christmas I've had for many years! We will all miss her dearly.

In Memory of My Oldest and Dearest Friend, Patsy

I wanted to make you happy,
I knew your time here wouldn't last,
Your light was growing dimmer,
As we reminisced about the past,

The fun times and memories we all cherished,
with friends and family here,
would be the only thing left for us, just your memory,
and our hearts full of tears.

I tried to make your time here a little brighter,
As your flame was burning out,
I tried to make it easier,
I still don't know this life's all about.

When there was no hope,
and things just seemed all wrong,
Your strength came naturally, from your heart,
And you pretended to be strong.

Your text message to call you,
Is still on my phone,
Let's go for Margaritas!
Call me, I'll be home!

You were so proud
of your beloved son and husband;
We seen it in your eyes.
As they ask for your guidance,
They will look up towards the sky.

Heaven has another Beautiful Angel,
This Angel's name is Patsy,
For now we miss her dearly;
But one day, our tears will cease,
And together again,
We'll all be happy.

Posted by Karen Kucer - Lockport, IL - Friend   November 07, 2016

To my sister-in-law you will be missed. Thank you for all the love you gave Ben and Nick you were a wonderful woman. You lived a very fulfilled life and everyone who knew you was touched in some way by your kindness. I hope you meet up with Mom and Dad and have a great time in Heaven where there is no pain and suffering and everyone is happy, Love Patti

Posted by Patti Parker Palmere - Phoenix, AZ - Family   November 03, 2016


Mike and I send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Ben and Nick and Patsy's sisters and brothers. We were so saddened to hear of Patsy's untimely passing. It is comforting to know she is now without pain in the loving arms of Jesus. We have countless memories of great times we had with Patsy. Our friend Sheila and I were able to get together with Patsy in August for a reunion lunch - we will treasure that memory. Love & Prayers - Louise & Mike Naples

Posted by Louise & Mike Naples    November 02, 2016

Debbie and I send our sincere condolence and prayers.

Posted by Rich Cronborg - Wheaton   November 01, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Her happy personality and contagious laugh will be missed at family gatherings.

Posted by Norm & Donna Hecht - Peotone, IL   November 01, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Her happy personality and contagious laugh will be missed at family gatherings.

Posted by Norm & Donna Hecht - Peotone, IL   November 01, 2016

So sad to hear of your passing. A life-long family friend. You will be missed more than you know. I thought for sure you had this whipped and wasn't giving in to Cancer. Now who will I play Trivia Crack with?

Posted by linda marcolina - Gardn Grove, CA - Family Friend   October 31, 2016

You will be greatly missed.
Sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person inside and out.

Posted by Pat Neff - Lockport, IL - Friend   October 31, 2016


A good friend. Always remembered, always loved.

Posted by Cindy caruso - braidwood, IL - Friend   October 31, 2016