Patricia Ann Alfonsi, age 84, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was born on November 22, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, to Livio and Ann Mulholland Alfonsi. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Loretta Alfonsi Huenink.
Patricia attended high school in Taylorville, Illinois, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign, and a master’s degree from California State University of Northridge. Her early career was in elementary education in Los Angeles, California. Following her retirement from LA Schools, she went into publishing and became a VP at Random House Publishing.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Darling of Fayetteville, Arkansas; her son, John Hale of Kerrville, Texas; her brother, Gene Alfonsi of Ohio; six grandchildren: Pearce Brown, Brian Brown, Nathan Brown, Deann Hale, Stephanie Hale, and Jeremiah Hale; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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