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Patricia J. Golichowski

May 10, 1927 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 94)


Patricia J. Golichowski (Pat) passed away peacefully in her home on Nov. 7, 2021 at 2:30pm.  Pat was born on May 10, 1927 to Alfred and Virginia Majewski in South Bend, IN. and she lived her entire life here. 

She married Richard J. Golichowski (Dick) on Sept. 7, 1947.  Together they raised 7 children (4 girls & 3 boys).  Pat’s interests varied wildly from bowling to euchre with friends and Pat and Dick loved to dance. They went dancing as often as they could.  Pat worked for the South Bend Community School Corporation before she retired. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as St. Stanislaus Hoosier Grandmothers Club, St. Adalbert Harvest House, St. Hedwig Golden Cluster and P.N.A. 83. 

More than anything Pat cherished her children and grandchildren.  She loved hosting holidays and family gatherings so she could enjoy them all together.  As her children grew and settled throughout the country; she especially looked forward to the weekly calls with daughters Lynn and Nancy & son Jim.  She thoroughly enjoyed Monday lunches with her son Tim and visiting frequently with daughters Shari and Patty and son Rick.  Pat was the family news broadcaster and happy to share family news and status about each sibling.

Pat is survived by each of her children and additionally blessed with 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, whom she adored. 

Her daughters are:

Nancy (Edwin) Pearson of Frankfort, IN

Cheryl (Mark) Perkins of South Bend, IN

Patricia (Paul) Zulas of South Bend, IN

Lynn (Rick) Baker of Travelers Rest, SC

Pat’s sons are:

Rick Golichowski of Mishawaka, IN

Jim (Teresa) Golichowski of Chandler, AZ

Tim (Sandy) Golichowski of Granger, IN.

Her grandchildren are:

Andy Golichowski, Michael Golichowski, Amy Mensah, Scott Pearson, Kevin Pearson, TJ Pearson, Melissa Kemper, David Niegosinski, Emily Golichowski, Julia Golichowski, Luke Golichowski, Hannah Golichowski, Timothy Perkins and Daniel Perkins. Grandma loved angels and believed that Daniel was her angel here on earth. 

At her death, Pat was reunited in heaven with her husband Dick, who passed away in 1984.  She was also reunited with her parents and all her friends and family that preceded her.  She celebrates eternal life with her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her Family wants to thank the nurses of Healthwin Specialized Care 2NW and especially Beth Kavolu for the loving care and attention they provided to her during her stay.

A visitation for Patricia will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm in St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 3526 St. Johns Way, South Bend, IN 46628. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:00 pm in the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.


In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Heart to Heart Hospice. https://www.htohhfoundation.org/donation/

Healthwin Specialized Care. SupportUs-Healthwin https://healthwin.org/support-us/





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November 11, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
3526 St. Johns Way
South Bend, IN 46628

Mass of Christian Burial
November 11, 2021

1:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
3526 St. Johns Way
South Bend, IN 46628


St. Joseph Cemetery
24980 IN-2
South Bend, IN 46619

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