Patricia G. Began (Patsy), wife of Anthony Began Jr. (Tony, deceased), passed away on March 27, 2021 of natural causes.
Patsy was born in Lapeer Michigan on 9/10/1922. She spent 69 years as a Butlerite.
She was a devoted daughter of parents Edward W. and Gertrude Crowe, wife to Tony, and a mother to her nine children - Tom (Mary) Began, Ned (Barbara) Began, Joseph (Gail) Began, Mary Pat Miller, Theresa (Glen) Van Husen, Catherine (Michael) Keller, Anita Smith, Chris (Vicki) Began, and Timothy Began. Patsy has 22 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
She and her husband Tony were proprietors of Ravenhurst Motel located 3 miles south of Butler from the early 1960’s to 1991. As a charter member of the Blue Army at St. Paul Church, she taught members how to say the Rosary. She often held Prayer Groups and participated in spaghetti dinners at the church. She found enjoyment in playing contract bridge with her friends for over 38 years, enjoyed reading books, and vacationing at a family cottage in Ontario Canada. Her many acts of charity were widely known.
She volunteered to sew bandages and attend functions put on by the Butler Chapter of the American CANCER Society Chapter.
She moved to Michigan with one of her daughter's in 2016 and remained there until her death
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church 128 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery.
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