Pat Mantei (1939 - 2021)

Patricia Joan (Marcoe) Mantei, age 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 12, 2021, having lived an extraordinary life. Patricia was born February 25, 1939 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the late Reuben and Mildred (Miller) Marcoe. She attended Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois and earned her B.A. Degree and Teaching Credential from Northern Michigan University. Patricia was dedicated to serving her family, community and her church. She had a passion for women's programs and ministries, and served as a leader for women's Bible study groups in her local church.

Patricia was well known around town for her kindness, sense of humor, practicality, love of cooking, and her commitment to family and friends. Her seven children still refer to her lovingly as "Supermom". She was always willing to take on a challenge, even directing the school Christmas Pageant (with real livestock). She was quick to welcome the dozens of visitors (and pets) her children brought home over the years for a hot meal after a day in the snow. Her motto was "the more the merrier", and hospitality and encouragement were some of her strongest attributes. She will be dearly missed by her children and their spouses, and was loved by her 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren throughout California and Pennsylvania. 

Pat's Celebration of Life
June 19, 2021