Patricia was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished her husband, three children, and five grandsons, investing her time, prayers, life and love in every aspect of their lives. From cub scouts to little league baseball, swimming/diving and cheerleading, birthdays, the Sacraments, graduations and weddings, she celebrated her family at every opportunity and was always our biggest fan.
A longtime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, IL, Patricia was a woman of unwavering faith and a living example of compassion, loyalty and service. She volunteered with many programs at the church. She loved Althoff Catholic High School, where her children received their secondary education, and was employed there for over 20 years in the main and development offices. Pat dedicated countless hours to her job and even more time volunteering.
Pat was committed to St. Peregrine Devotions for those suffering with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Patricia was a cancer survivor. She was expected to live for only 12 months after an extremely risky and complex surgery. Being the fighter that she was, Pat defied the odds and fought for 12 more years so that she could spend more time with her family. We are so grateful.
Her family and friends loved spending time with her sharing stories, memories and laughter. She touched the lives of so many with her sweet smile and generous nature. To others, she was quiet and modest, but to our family she was a gleaming example of style and grace.
Pat, Mom, Meemaw, Aunt Pat, you are so loved and will be greatly, greatly, greatly missed by so many.
Patricia was preceded in death by her father, James B. Coyne; and her mother and stepfather, Dorothy (Beuckman) Coyne Zoschak and John Zoschak.
Surviving Pat is her husband of nearly 64 years, Robert F. Halpin, whom she married on June 1, 1957;
a son, Robert F. Halpin, Jr. (Bethany);
two daughters, Jill Halpin (Scott Addison), and Amy Halpin (Daniel Haag);
five grandchildren, Aaron and Tobey Haag, Robert F. Halpin, III (Caitlin), and Daniel and Michael Halpin;
a brother, James Coyne (Marabeth);
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other family members.
Memorial donations may be made in Patricia’s name to Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL, or to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2021, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie and Msgr. Jack McEvilly concelebrating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.