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Patricia Joyce Bannasch
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    20450 Civic Center Drive
    Southfield, MI 48076

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“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Patricia's wonderful family. We have not had the pleasure of meeting with Patricia recently but do remember...Read More »
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“Words cannot describe how much I miss you grandma. I love you to pieces.Love always & forever, Haley xoxo ”
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Patricia Joyce Bannasch, age 82 of New Baltimore, died Monday, December 11, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born July 14, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Caroline Reid.

Along with being a Mom and homemaker for her husband and two beautiful daughters, Patricia was also employed within the banking industry and eventually rose through the ranks into the realm of management. She was quite proud of her career and extended the utmost in dedicated service to both her workmates and the community.

When she wasn't working, Patricia enjoyed a host of pastimes which were both eclectic and entertaining. Of course, if you would have asked her for the favorite of the bunch, hands down it would have been visiting the Motor City Casino in Detroit. She loved giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money, and just the whole aura that accompanied the casino experience. Casino cavorting wasn't the only gaming venue she frequented, there were also the many trips to the Bingo Hall that provided countless hours of fun over the years. The excitement and thrill of having all of your numbers & letters line up for a win gave Patricia's heart a start on many occasions. As for a little gaming at home action, Patricia was one of the Game Show Network's biggest fans. Tuning into the rousing entertainment and exhilaration that comes with each show's competition had Patricia's name written all over it. And though it wasn't "true gaming,"…some may say that finding a "good deal" at the Dollar Store was like winning the jackpot for Patricia. Oh how their profits are going to take a dive now!

Patricia was also known to be quite the lover of sports, especially when it came to her favorite Boys of Summer, the Detroit Tigers. All those muscle-bound hunks in their Blue & Orange always managed to get her blood flowin' and excited that Americana spirit for the #1 sport in the USA.

Then there was her passion for a good meal. Patricia loved to eat, and nothing made it more tasty and special than when you were leaving the cooking to someone else,…and yes, she did have her favorites. If it was for something quick, heading to McDonald's filled the bill,…for a great pizza, Little Caesar's was the place to go,…and if you were looking for a great perch dinner, there was nowhere better to put on the food bag than the Sugarbush Restaurant. The old adage says; "when you're eating, you're happy,"…and Patricia was quite the happy girl each time she let the culinary pro's do their thing.

For those who knew Patricia well, they'll attest to what a warm and social person she was. She made friends wherever she went, was always putting others ahead of herself, and loved being a part of group activities. So it only made perfect sense that Patricia enjoyed the camaraderie and kinship shared with fellow members of the Lady Bug Club, the Pinochle Club, and the Friends of the Library Club in Chesterfield, Michigan.

Notwithstanding the love she held for her precious family, Patricia was also a Fur Mommy to her lovable and faithful dog, "Waloo,"…a Shih-Tzu with tons of character and compassion. Quite often, Waloo could make all the difference in a day with the simple, happy wag of his tail.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Patricia's care and loving-kindness touched a multitude of hearts and souls as she journeyed life's course, and she leaves a legacy of love for all to cherish with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Melvin, and dear mother of Kim (Ken) Stahovec and Carol Ann Wilson. She was the loving grandmother of Charlee, Haley, Ryan, and Gina.

A Memorial Service, with a luncheon to follow, will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Aspen Restaurant, 20333 Hall Road in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.

Please share memories of Patricia at her memory book above.