Patricia Halpin

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We are profoundly saddened to share the news of the passing of Patricia A. (Coyne) Halpin, 85, of Belleville, IL. She was born July 16, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, and peacefully departed, surrounded by her family, on the beautiful morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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

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.


9 Comments on Patricia Halpin

George Loud said : Guest Report May 18, 2021 at 9:59 AM

Rube, Bob, Amy, Jill & brother Jim: Gerry Demarse called Saturday with the sad news. Karen & I will keep all of you in our prayers.

  • Hilton Head Island
Luann Toennies said : Guest Report May 17, 2021 at 10:15 AM

I worked with Pat at Althoff. She was truly a kind, beautiful woman. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marilyn Neu said : Guest Report May 17, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother. I worked for the Education Office for the Diocese of Belleville and knew Pat from her association at Althoff. We had many conversations and laughs over the phone for many years. She was a lovely person and I know she will be deeply missed by all you knew and loved her.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura Durso said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 10:33 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Halpin family. I had the great honor of working with Pat in the Development Office at Althoff. She was the classist, nicest, dedicated, and loyal person and I was proud to call her a friend. She will be greatly missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gina Wilcox said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 3:32 PM

Bob, our hearts go out to you and your family in the loss of your wife. May God comfort you through this hard time. Your neighbors, Darin and Gina

  • IL
Meghan said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 1:47 PM

I am so saddened by the loss of Danny's sweet grandmother. I am keeping the entire family in my prayers.

  • Hampton
  • Virginia
Hal and Sabrina Barnes said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We wish we had the opportunity of meeting Danny's grandmother. Her beautifully written obituary paints such an amazing picture that we feel like we know her! The love she had for her family, friends and community is so evident. May that love and your wonderful memories be a source of comfort for each of you. Much love.

  • Smithfield
  • VA
Meg said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 10:07 AM

Thinking of you all and praying for peace. Aunt Pat was an extraordinary woman and gifts to this world will continue on. Sending love ❤️

  • Longmont
  • Colorado
Gerry DeMarse said : Guest Report May 16, 2021 at 7:17 AM

Rube. Bob, Amy and Jill, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. No one came nicer than Pat; she was a true gem. Much love, Gerry

  • Bethesda
  • MD

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