Patricia Bennett

Age 62, died June 26, 2007. She was retired from the State of Michigan, Department of Management and Budget. She is survived by her son, Matthew (Jennifer) and daughter, Danielle; 3 grandchildren; and sisters, Betty DiNardo and Lucille Jones.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2007 at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing 48917.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church, the American Cancer Society or Eaton County Hospice in memory of Patricia. You may visit our guestbook at
Published in the Lansing State Journal - June 28, 2007


Patti's Beloved Cat Smokie


Messages for: Patricia Bennett

we will always miss Patti
Written by fatima3
Friday, 29 June 2007
I met patti online, she was such a lovely lady, we spoke on the phone several times, I shall miss her, my sympathy to all the family members

Patti My Love
Written by Irwin
Friday, 29 June 2007
Patti I will miss you more than you will ever know. You were always there when I needed a shoulder and I hope I was there when you needed one. I hope you and smokie are looking down at us and smiling cause you know you made our lives brighter knowing you were our friend. I will love you for ever.

see you soon
Written by cableguy
Friday, 29 June 2007
Matthew 22:30
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.


My sad heart.
Written by Samurai
Friday, 29 June 2007
You were a delight, put lights in my eyes and a grin on my face when you popped into the Newsgarden. We were virtual reality to each other, but isn't everything an illusion anyway, Patti? I'm so glad we shared a space on this earth. Good-bye.
Your Samurai...

Best Wishes for the family
Written by Scott Lee
Friday, 29 June 2007
My heart goes out to the family of Patti Bennet. I was involved in an online community she was a part of for many years, and know that this community feels her loss. She was a wonderful, funny lady who could always lighten the moment or take the teeth out of a contentious situation. She will be sorely missed. My love and prayers go out to her family.

rest in peace Patti
Written by J aka jala
Friday, 29 June 2007
I too met Patti online and she is sorely missed...such a kind heart and bright spirit; condolences to her family.

my sympathies
Written by woodsman
Friday, 29 June 2007
I knew her online and knew her to be very kind and loving. I miss her, and would like to express my condolences.

Patti will be missed
Written by Anise
Friday, 29 June 2007
I know when one passes on, we think of only the good one has done. I can't think of anything bad I could honestly say about her. My prayers go out to her loved ones in this time of mourning.

It was great to have Patti in our online family. May she have found peace.

With Love
Written by maggijo
Friday, 29 June 2007
Patti you were an inspiration to all of us in #newsgarden, just one gutsy lady is all I can say.
You have touched all of our hearts in so many ways.
I like to think of you now as a free spirit with no earthly bonds to fetter you as you continue your journey with Smokie by your side.
May we meet again,Love,maggijo

My friend
Written by SuzzieQ
Friday, 29 June 2007
You are one of the sweetest, strong and lovely people I've ever known. You gave me strength and encouragement. Thanks for being such a wonderful secretary for the #newsgarden. You are loved and will be missed greatly. Blessings to your family. I played songs that you would love, all night long. It felt good!

Suzzie :)

Deepest Sympathy
Written by Janet
Saturday, 30 June 2007
Pat was good friend and neighbor. She sat outdoors with us and chatted with all of us as if she was family. She was kind hearted and like a sister. She use to tell us about her sisters and the trip she took last year to New York. She will be deeply missed by us all. Deepest condolences to Matt and Danielle and family. Rest in peace Pat!!

Written by arleybear
Saturday, 30 June 2007
when our paths cross up there it will be wonderful

You shall be greatly missed
Written by Dixiegal
Saturday, 30 June 2007
Over the years I have grown to love you for your sense of humor, your determination and dedication and you huge heart. I will miss you very much as will all of your chat buddies !!

Dear Patti
Written by LarryJ
Saturday, 30 June 2007
We knew each other on line but never met in person. But, you've always been a favorite of mine. Too bad I never got you out to Colorado to make snow angels in the snow but who knows, maybe there's an opportunity in heaven. Save a place for all of us and we'll see you again. Rest in peace.

letting go
Written by Aleister
Sunday, 01 July 2007
You've been a good friend to me for a long time, and I've watched your struggle for the past few years, believing your enormous strength would pull you through. Never wanted to believe you would not beat this thing, and be around for many more years. I know you've suffered greatly, and I know you've been very tired. Guess you needed to go more than we needed you not to. I'll miss you, and it's been a priviledge to know you.

Dear Patti
Written by faith2
Sunday, 01 July 2007
You were a joy to know, and you touched many souls. Life will be poorer for your passing. We were lucky to have found you, in the chaos of the internet, and you have affected so many people worldwide, but we were the lucky one's to have had the opportunity to get to know you. I know your soul is flying high with the stars.

My condolences to Patti's family.

Written by deacon
Monday, 02 July 2007
Our time sharing laughs will always be remembered. Your compassion, your determined spirit, your courage, forever a path to follow.

Patti, you were one of my best friends online, always intelligent, amusing, kind and generous of heart. We all miss you. My symapthies to her family and friends, we have lost a really lovely person.


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