Patricia  Hapanowicz

Obituary of Patricia Hapanowicz

Patricia A. Hapanowicz 1951 – 2020 Patricia A. Hapanowicz, 69, of Sauquoit, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday, February 3, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Utica on January 26, 1951, the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Dorothy (Norbin) Hapanowicz. She attended local schools, graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, and earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University. Patricia spent most of her career at Oneida Madison BOCES as a speech therapist. She loved her many ‘kids’ and they loved her. She reluctantly retired in 2015 due to health issues. But her main love was her dogs and horses. During her life she owned two horses, Oklahoma, an Appaloosa and Oliver Twist, a Paint, and many dogs, from her tiny Jack Russell to her huge Bernese Mountain dogs. She took great joy in caring for her pets. Patricia is survived by her heartbroken family: sisters Carol and Robert White of Florida; Janet and Alan Kamauff of Maryland; and Diane of Utica, who was her devoted caregiver and best friend; and her brother Daniel of Utica; her cherished nephews and niece, Danny, Aaron and Julia Hapanowicz, who all shared a very special relationship with their Aunt Pat; her sister-in-law Heidi Bakert; and her beloved dog Twist. She is also survived by many cousins and extended family members. In addition to her parents, Patricia was predeceased by her brother, Michael, in 1978. The family wishes to extend thanks to the St. Luke’s Progressive Care Unit, for their professional and compassionate care for Patricia. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Patricia’s Mass of Christian Burial on February 8, 2020 12PM at Holy Trinity Church. Calling hours will be at the funeral home at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 1156 Lincoln Ave., Utica, NY 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM prior to the church service. Burial will take place in St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyrs Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Stevens-Swan Humane Society in Utica, NY or the Utica Public Library. Light a candle at www.kowalczykfuneralhomes.com.
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Saturday
8
February

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Kowalczyk Funeral Home, Utica, NY
1156 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, New York, United States
Saturday
8
February

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Holy Trinity Church, Utica, NY
1206 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, New York, United States
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