Patricia Ann "Patti" (Wolinski) Walsh
March 17, 1941
December 15, 2018
Patti Walsh passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2018, at the age of 77. Her sudden and untimely death is a shock to all of those who love her and will be difficult, if not impossible, from which to recover. Visitation with the family will be Friday, December 21, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 2:00 pm. Both will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel with graveside interment following at the Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill.
Patti was born Patricia Ann Wolinski on St. Patti’s Day (as it came to be known in her family), March 17, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Tony and Ann Wolinski. She grew up in Willoughby, Ohio. Patti was a bright, creative, and talented child who skipped ahead in school and was often chosen for school art projects. She went on to attend the Chicago Art Institute before starting a family giving birth to first Renee’ and then Susan. Courtney was a surprise who arrived much later in life. Her three daughters were the true loves of her life along with her husband of forty one years, Daniel Trevor.
Patti lived a life that many people only dream about and few are fortunate enough to experience. She traveled the world with Greece and Beirut, Lebanon among her favorite places. Libya held a special place in her heart for many reasons. She often rode her beloved stallion Rufus out into the Sahara and walked through the ruins of Leptus Magna. She met Daniel Trevor in Marsa-El-Brega while both were working for Esso Standard Libya. She often commented that Americans are so very spoiled and don’t appreciate or truly understand the freedoms we have here. She had a fierce pride as an American and loved all that made this country what it is including the antiques made and used by those who fought and died to found it. For thirty-four years she put together stunning booths at The Original Round Top antique show where devoted customers and friends came twice a year to purchase pieces from and visit with her.
Patti was a fearless protector of her family and always put their needs before her own. She loved animals especially horses and dogs. She dreamed of the day she would get back up on a horse after having her hip fixed and she often said she would fill her home with dogs if she could. She was feisty, opinionated, alive, and full of humor and mischief often playing pranks on friends and family. She treated everyone equally regardless of his or her background and had a gift for getting anyone to talk. She was warm, loving, and generous to a fault. In this world of too much darkness, she was a bright light.
Patti is preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Ann Wolinski, and eldest daughter Renee’. Patti is survived by her husband, Daniel Trevor, daughters Susan Wilmoth and Courtney Walsh, future son-in-law William Kelly, grandchildren Alex and Taylor Heysquierdo and Patrick Aidan Walsh-Kelly, sister Sharon Blanchard, brother-in-law Jeff Blanchard, niece Dina Cormia, nephew-in-law Matthew Cormia, and grand-nieces Sydney, Kate, and Ava Cormia.
Flowers are welcome as are donations made in Patti’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Russell Rescue, Inc.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.