Patricia Pacholski, nee Slack

Patricia Pacholski

Patricia Pacholski, nee Slack age 83, of Downers Grove, formerly of La Grange Park.  Beloved wife of the late Norbert Pacholski; loving sister of Saundra LaLonde and the late John (Jacqueline) Blank; dear sister-in-law of Stanley (Audrey) Pacholski, Robert (Vicki) Pacholski, Gerald (Karen) Pacholski and the late Aloysius (the late Jean) Pacholski; aunt of many nieces and nephews; cherished friend of many; godmother of many.

Pat was a Kindergarten Teacher for over 30 years at Lincoln Elementary School in Brookfield.  She and her husband were travelers, visiting Europe, Scotland, Alaska and the East Coast.  She was an avid reader of History and Spirituality books from many different authors.  Member of various Church groups.  Patricia loved hosting gatherings for family and friends. Her sister wished to express these kind words of comfort about her sister.   “In my life dear sister a blessing you have been.  I will never forget that you were also my best friend”.

Lying in State Thursday June 24, 2021 from 10 A.M. to time of Mass 11 A.M. at St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, IL.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 or American Diabetes Association 55 E. Monroe St Ste 3420 Chicago, IL 60603 or The Chicago Lighthouse (for the Blind) 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Robert Pacholski condolence:

    Sorry for your loss. She was in our prayers and will remain in our thoughts.
    She was Norb’s better half.

  2. Natalie Smith condolence:

    Seeing Mrs. Pacholski picture in her obituary brings back a lot of fond memories. She was my kindergarten teacher at Lincoln school 30 years ago. She lived a full life and touched many people. My condolences.

  3. angela friis condolence:

    I am so very sorry, she was someone who despite my introverted, saw me and my potential. She impacted my life and was one if my favorite and only teachers I never forget.
    I am so truly sorry for the loss.she was a blessing.

  4. Karol Meier condolence:

    My condolences to the family of Mrs Pacholski. She was my Kindergarten teacher at Lincoln school in 1973.I have had many teachers throughout my life-some I have forgotten.But I have never forgotten nor will I ever forget Mrs Pacholski. She was certainly very special

  5. Michael Rank condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. One of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Patience of a saint. My kindergarten teacher in the early 80’s and always smiled with a friendly hello in the halls until I graduated. Thank you for being a part of my early years.

  6. Fern condolence:

    She was my first school teacher, 1969, I think she had my 4 older siblings too…the Round Room.
    She remembered my name when I was in 8th grade y went to her class for something.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My prayer is that “…the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

  7. pavel michele condolence:

    So sorry for your loss she was my kindergarten teacher. A great teacher at that.

  8. Nancy & Donald Juday condolence:

    It’s been our privilege to call Pat our friend for over 40 years. She was a very caring person, always interested in our kids, their activities and accomplishments. She and Norb drove to PA for our sons wedding. They drove to IN to celebrate Don’s parents 50th Anniversary and more trips when his parents passed away. Pat was always the gracious hostess. She and Norb always hosted at least one cookout for the “group” every summer; Christmas Open House to show off Norb’s Snow Village; dinners when Norb “cooked”. (There was the night he built a fire in the fireplace because I said I’d like to see a fire–something went wrong and the whole house was full of smoke)! We have memories of them hosting for many years, the annual KofC “Tootsie Roll Drive”. Pat would come up with a different menu for every meal on that weekend and still come up with new menus for the following year. They loved entertaining and somehow their house managed to accommodate many guests.
    Also, with some help from our parents, they hosted a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary party for us. We have wonderful memories of “going to the Theater” with them; long phone conversations with Pat; and the list goes on. We know Pat is with her beloved Norb, but we will deeply miss her and her treasured friendship!!! Peace Pat!

  9. Jessica Roth condolence:

    So sad to hear. She was my mother (Shirley Roth) my aunt (Darlene Roth) and also myself (Jessica Roth) kindergarten teacher in Lincoln iconic round room. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

  10. Joyce Zuke condolence:

    Both my daughters were taught by Mrs. Pacholski. I was a room mom for both also. I always enjoyed that the kids sang along to her playing the piano. I can still picture her singing and playing “She’s a Grand Old Flag”. She will be missed.

  11. Tina & Wally Felckowski condolence:

    We’re very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. She was such a sweet lady! We worked with Pat and Norb, many years ago, in the Discovery program through the Archdiocese. Whenever we were together, Pat and I would compare teaching experiences.

    The world was a better place because of Pat. Now, she is one of God’s angels, watching over all her loved ones.

    Our prayers are with you, at this difficult time.

  12. Lisa Ogura condolence:

    I remember her as my kindergarten teacher, great memories. My condolences to her family.

  13. Yolanda Martinez condolence:

    My most sincere condolences to the Pacholski family. She was my kindergarten teacher in the early 80’s. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  14. Mary Alice and Dennis Fitzpatrick condolence:

    She was a good friend and will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.

  15. Steve K condolence:

    From the staff at Lincoln School in Brookfield, IL allow me to say to your family we are sorry to hear of your passing Pat. You were a kind hearted soul and wonderful teacher to our kindergarten kids. Rest in Peace. Eternal rest grant upon her Oh Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her.

  16. Ruth Lopez condolence:

    Mrs. Pacholski was an amazing kindergarten teacher. No matter what you were going through she was there to listen and to make your day a positive one! You will truly be missed.

  17. Deborah Silic (nee Ripper) condolence:

    The three Ripper kids of Lincoln school offer condolences to you and your family. She was our Kindergarten teacher that we loved. We remember her loving ways at school. I still have the drawing she made for me for my 5th birthday.
    Warm memories we have and will cherish forever.
    Julie, Debbie and Steve Ripper.

  18. SAUNDRA LA LONDE condolence:

    In my life dear sister a blessing you have been. It’s always nice to remember you will always be my best friend.
    Don’t forget about 7PM every night is “OUR” time. Talk and pray with you then. Love You.

  19. Lori Suzuki condolence:

    Mrs. Pacholski was my kindergarten teacher in 1967. On the first day, she complimented a drawing that I did of a ballerina in a purple tu-tu. She said that it was beautiful and I still remember what the picture looked like. She had me from that moment on. I became a teacher…a kindergarten teacher for the majority of my 30 years in teaching. Thank you for inspiring me! I will never forget your kind and gentle ways!

  20. Carrie Spencer condolence:

    She was a wonderful teacher. And was such a great role model for us kids. My condolences to all the family and friends.

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