Patricia “Pat” Pamperin, age 73 years, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her home in Marion, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving family.
Patricia Ann Bussiere was born March 25, 1939 in Green Bay to Harold and Dorothy (Sheedy) Bussiere. She married Richard “Dick” Pamperin on August 18, 1962 at St. Edward & Isadore Catholic Church in Flintville, Wisconsin, and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Todd (Laurie) Pamperin of Tigerton, Tom (Denise) Pamperin of Marion and Tim (Maria) Pamperin of Wausau; three granddaughters, Kirsten, Maddie and Lauren Pamperin; two sisters, Cathy Gilmet of Flintville and Eileen Charles of Two Rivers; one brother James (and special friend Suzie) Bussiere of Dubuque, IA; three sisters-in law, Ann (Jim) Schrader of Appleton, Jane Pamperin of Green Bay, and Phyllis (Tony) Reedy of Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Steve (Sue) Pamperin of Green Bay; and nieces and nephews Chris, Kelly and Cory Gilmet, Michael and David Charles, Jerry and Jeff Lemke, Ken, Jill (Wettstein) and Don Schrader and Christopher and Alicia Pamperin. Her mother and father, her father- and mother-in-law Jerome and Geraldine Pamperin and her brother-in-law Kenneth Charles preceded her in death.
Pat’s greatest passion was her family. She treasured her marriage to Dick and the three sons they raised, ably overcoming the challenges that came with a house full of males. She loved her daughters-in-law as if they were her own and spoiled her granddaughters as any grandmother (Meme) should. As a genealogy lover, Pat was very proud of her Irish and French heritage and loved sharing the discovery of those roots with the whole family. She was the rock, steady and secure, that the whole family could count on.
Pat was a Master Gardener and an ardent supporter of the Marion Day Care, the Marion Area Historical Society and the Marion Public Library, many times serving as a board member or officer. She read to and mentored hundreds of young people, passing along her enthusiasm for reading and learning to all of them, but not before her son Tim became her equal as a reader of all types and styles of literature. All flowers and plants were enjoyed and her passion for them inspired her son Todd to two green thumbs and Master Gardener status as well. Unknown to many, she was technically the first banker in the family, and was proud to say that her son Tom came home to follow in her footsteps. Finally, travelling over the past twenty years with Dick was especially enjoyable, as destinations were chosen based on interest, many times read about in a book, and did not require Dick to attend a conference or seminar as part of the trip. Pat was always genuinely interested in others and made those around her comfortable as she would listen to them. However, it was the young people she enjoyed the most, remembering them with a simple greeting, a kind note or sometimes just a caring hug to remind them of their importance to our world.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marion. Burial will occur in the spring at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made to the Marion Area Historical Society, the Marion Public Library or the Marion Day Care. As much as she appreciated the beauty of flowers, she would be thrilled to know her passions will live on through your memorials.