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Patricia Gaines

January 6, 1929 - February 1, 2021
Traverse City, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Patricia Ann Gaines, 92, a longtime resident of Traverse City, died Monday, February 1, 2021 peacefully at home of old age with a sharp mind with a worn out body.

She was born on January 6, 1929 in Buena Vista Twp, Michigan the daughter of Gerald and Aletha (Suylandt) Boerma.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Peter Gaines of Traverse City; they were married on October 16, 1981 in Houghton, Michigan. Also surviving are three daughters from her first marriage, Victoria Dery of Albuquerque, NM, Rebecca Bachrach of Faribault, MN and Sandra Minor of Traverse City; and 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

As per her request, she will be cremated and there will be no services.

The family would like to thank Munson Healthcare Hospice (Angie, Pat, Sarah, and Connie) and Just Like Family (Barb and Chelsea) for their compassionate and much appreciated help in caring for Pat over the final two months of her life.

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