Patricia A. Martin
Patricia A. Martin
  • September 29, 1943 - October 7, 2017
  • Merritt Island, Florida

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Patricia Anne Martin, "Pat," age 74, of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Grand Blanc, Michigan, was called home by our Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Bill" and Irene (Berry) LaFerney. She is survived by her son, Donald L Martin III, JD (Kimberly), her daughter, LeeAnne M Lee, MD (Bryan), three grandchildren, Patrick Martin, Mayghan Lee and Kevin Lee, brother Jerry LaFerney (Sheila), aunts Jessie Fincher and Ethel LaFerney, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, and her beloved dog, Sargent.

In 1961, Pat graduated Grand Blanc High School with High Honors, and later received degrees with Honors both from Mott Community College in Dental Hygiene, and from the University of Michigan. She loved traveling, playing Bunco with her friends, going to musical events and plays, caring for her rescued pets, and spending time with her amazing grandkids. She dearly missed her family and friends in Michigan, but loved Florida retirement life for the last 12 years. She was strong, resolute, and private, but always full of love and concern for her family and friends. Her greatest pride was that her children were both able to earn doctorate degrees. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

Friends and family will be received at Wiley Baxley Funeral Home (1360 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida) on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:30am, at Divine Mercy Church (1940 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida), with lunch reception immediately following at Wiley Baxley Funeral Home.

Friends and family will be received in Grand Blanc, upon her arrival home in Michigan, at Swartz Funeral Home (1225 W. Hill Road, Flint, Michigan) on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm with a service to follow at 1 pm. Graveside services will take place at Crestwood Cemetery, 2020 Hill Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Flowers/ plants may be sent to the Wylie-Baxley funeral home or Divine Mercy Church, or to Swartz Funeral Home for her Michigan service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to , if preferred