Patricia Sanker Kay

Age 90, a resident of East Lansing for the last five months, formerly of Stuart, FL for more than 30 years, died October 28, 2013, at The Marquette in East Lansing. She was born September 23, 1923, in Hamilton County, Ohio, daughter of the late Edward and Hilda Sanker.

Pat was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many.

She is survived by children, Joseph Kay and Patricia DuLong; grandchildren, Aidan, Rhys, Saira Jo, Brandon and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Laine and Grayson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Joseph B. Kay, on September 18, 2013.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, with her nephew, the Rev. James R. Rafferty officiating. There will be memorial visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Shrine. Inurnment will take place alongside her husband in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Mary Jo Doetsch Marchione
November 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

I am deeply sorry to hear of both Joe and Pat’s passing. When my mother passed in 86, Pat wrote me that she didn’t want to loose touch with relatives. I believe she said that my grandmother and her grandfather were brother and sister. I do remember a Aunt Hilda . I remember years ago my parents would have Pat and Joe over for dinner often. They were Margaret Stapleton and Francis ( Bud) Doetsch. A few years ago, my husband and I and my sister Gretchen Farrell met your parents at Clawson Steak House for dinner and a wonderful evening of family talking. I have communicated with Pat and Joe every holiday time and will truly miss her sweet notes. Truly will miss that time. Mary Jo Marchione,, Thank you

Stephen H. Gorman
July 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

Son of James and Bonnelle, I remember both Pat and Joe very fondly from many bits at our home and vacations at Lost Lake Woods. May God Bless and take care of them both!


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