Patricia Ann Touchett (Nee Quade) found peace August 30, 2020, at the age of 80 with her loved ones by her side. Preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Florence. Loving mother of Jayme Evan (Elizabeth). Devoted grandma of Julie, Bryan and Megan. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Patricia was born November 20, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to Alfred and Florence Quade. She graduated high school from St. Mary’s Academy of Milwaukee in 1957, received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and her master’s degree from Missouri University both in Mathematics. She spent her early career teaching at Waukesha Technical College and later, after her Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She was co-author of several mathematics books, but truly loved when students learned complex concepts.
Outside of the classroom, Pat enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and friends and doing a variety of volunteer work. Her love of traveling started with a visit to see her son in Al Ain, UAE and continued with trips to Greece, Australia, Egypt, Africa, Central America, several trips to Europe, attended a wedding in Scotland, and back to Dubai, UAE. She enjoyed doing Elder Hostels, trips with the Red Hat Society and even survived a family Trip to Disney with 3 small grandkids. She loved watching various sporting events, dance, music recitals and school events for her grandkids. The grandkids remember learning to play cribbage, helping with cookie fest and holidays with grandma wearing either a Packers or kitty sweatshirt. She was a Packer season ticket holder and would often turn these weekends into mini vacations making a stop at the area casino. She ushered at the Performing Art Center and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and would sign up for all of the shows that she wanted to watch over and over again, especially Phantom of the Opera. She loved her cats and anything that reminded her of them. She was an active member at St. Therese Parish serving on the parish council, as Eucharistic minister, greeter and lector. Pat was kind hearted, generous, and demonstrated a patience that was beyond measure and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We want to send a special thank you to the amazing team at the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit with Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 4th, at St. Therese Parish (9525 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee) beginning at 10:00 am with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 am. Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in Patricia’s memory.
Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family.