Patricia A. Anderson
HOUGHTON — Patricia A. Anderson, 82, a resident of Houghton, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, December 2, 2018, shortly after being admitted to the UP Health Portage Hospital.
She was born on September 18, 1936, in Houghton. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen (Woods) Sullivan.
Pat grew up in Houghton and was a graduate of the Old Houghton High School.
In her younger years, Pat worked for the Lode theater and Hamar and Quant Building Supplies in Houghton before becoming united in marriage to James E. Anderson on August 18, 1956.
The couple then resided in various parts of the country such as El Paso, Texas, Waukesha & Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Anchorage, Alaska while James was in the service.
When James retired, he and Pat made their home in Chassell, where they continued to raise their eight children. For the past twenty-five years, Patricia has made her home back in Houghton where she grew up.
Pat loved her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton.
She had worked locally as a Caregiver for various people in the Houghton and Chassell area. She also worked at Jim’s II, the Stanton House and St. Vincent DePaul before retiring due to health reasons.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Mary Margaret Cornish; her infant grandson, Shawn Anderson; her former husband, James Anderson; her son-in-law, Brian Fredianelli; and very good friends through high school and beyond, Sammi (Sharon) Maki and Bixie (Delores) Stewart.
Surviving are her children, Karen (Michael) Patterson of Hancock, Stephen (Wanda) Anderson of Iron Mountain, Sharon Fredianelli of Hancock, Susan Slayton of Houghton, Katherine (Robert) Vogt of Kingsford, David Anderson of Kingsford, Timothy Anderson of Houghton, and Mary (Craig) Solmonson of Hancock; her grandchildren, Travis Pearce, Andrew Kertu, Courtney Kerttu, Dominic Fredianelli, Kathryn Fredianelli, Rebecca Anderson, Patricia Whitman, Benjamin (Nikki) Fredianelli, Brianna Whitman, Meagan Solmonson, Kayla (Ely) Rounavaara, Blake Patterson, Emily Anderson, Allie Anderson, Connor Solmonson; 11 great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.
Friends may call on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton.
To view Patricia’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit Plowefuneralhome.com
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements.