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“Aunt was my confirmation sponsor, and has been in my thoughts and prayers ever since and even before. Always had a smile and a laugh that would give...Read More »
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“Extending my sincere sympathy to the Zygaj and Allen families. It was a true pleasure to have known Pat. She loved her family and was a devoted...Read More »
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“Pat was more to us than just our son's mother-in-law. She became part of our family and we were welcomed into hers. We spent holidays at each other's...Read More »
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“Lynne, Donnie and the entire family of Pat,I worked with Pat at Towne Mortgage and considered Pat a friend. I have so many memories of working with...Read More »
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Patricia Helen Zygaj, age 73 of Fraser, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at McLaren Hospital in Flint, Michigan. She was born June 22, 1943 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Oliver and the late Regina (nee: Kowalski) Horsch.

Born in the Polish haven of Hamtramck, Patricia and her family would eventually relocate to one of Michigan's growing coastal attractions, the City of St. Clair Shores. It is there that she was raised, attended school, and ultimately graduated. The employment picture in Patricia's life found her landing a position with Towne Mortgage where she worked as a file clerk. She was employed there for many years and always extended the utmost in dedicated service to the company. It was that output of excellence and determination that found her being promoted to management, a position she held until her retirement.

When she wasn't working at her job, you'd often find Patricia doing another form of work that she loved and treasured,…planting and tending to her flower garden in the yard. Possessing both a green thumb and the tender-loving-care necessary for a bountiful garden, Patricia poured the finest parts of her horticultural know-how and prowess into helping create a thing of beauty for all to enjoy.

Yet of all that Patricia held dear and enjoyed the most, nothing could hold a candle to the precious memories made in the company of her family. Spending time with those loved ones closest to her heart was a joy beyond expression,…especially when it came to those sweetest cherubs in life, her three grandchildren. Beauty can be found in many different varieties of flowers, but nothing springs forth more glorious than a heart that makes a soul feel happy,…and that's just what Crystal, Matthew and Stephanie provided their Grandmother.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Patricia led a life that impacted the hearts and souls of many and leaves behind a wonderful legacy of love, compassion and kindness. In her absence, she leaves a storehouse of amazing memories for all to treasure who were blessed to know this incredible lady. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Donald who preceded her in death in 1977. Loving mother of Donald Zygaj and Lynn (Gregg) Allen. Cherished grandmother of Crystal (Cory Martin) Gusmano, Matthew Allen, and Stephanie Allen. Patricia was predeceased by her brother, Greg Horsch.

Visitation for Patricia will be held Friday, June 16th from 3-9, with a 7:00 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd) in Warren. Mrs. Zygaj will lie in state on Saturday from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Catholic Church, 18720 E. 13 Mile Road (at Kelly) in Roseville. Her interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Please share memories of Patricia at her memory book above.