Patricia “Patty” Aziere
Patricia “Patty” Aziere, 79, passed away on September 30, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Mrs. Aziere was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and resided in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Patty graduated from Center High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked as a Physical Therapist Aid, data entry, but most of all as a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She was the treasurer of the Stewart Corvette Club.
Pat was an avid reader and long-standing book club member, arts and crafter, horse lover, a volunteer for many activities including Toys for Tots, the biggest fan and supporter of her husband’s aviation endeavors (see “From my heart” below), and had great pride in her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Aziere of Port St. Lucie, FL; step-daughter, Lori Aziere of Tillamook, OR; daughter, Denise (Louis) Romano of Sandy Hook, CT; son, Daniel (Barbara) Aziere of Danbury, CT; step-brothers, William Edwards of Cincinnati, OH and Daniel Edwards of San Diego, CA; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Aziere, and parents, Patricia and William Edwards.
The family asks that any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to honor the beautiful life of Patty.
From my heart,
I met Pat on a blind date in Kansas City in 1962, when she instantly pulled my heart strings. We were married on June 9, 1962. Right after the reception we left for Phoenix, AR. We had a very meek start, living in a one bedroom apartment located in a mobile home park. That was the beginning of our 60 year marriage that took us from Phoenix to Tulsa, OK where she worked in physical therapy to help support us (husband and 1 child) while I went to school. From there we went back to Kansas City were we spent 4 years. Pat kept the home fires burning while I traveled for work. By then we had grown to a family of 5 (two boys and one girl).
Then we transferred to Chicago were we stayed for 10 years. Pat worked and raised 3 children, a dog, a cat, and 5 horses, spent time with the kids at 4H, enjoyed snowmobiling and skiing. She kept the home running and had a full time job while I was gone most of the time as a pilot.
Denver, CO was our next move as she willingly packed up and moved the family, dog and horses. We were a sight to see going down the interstate. We stayed 4 years in Denver and then we were on the move again. Pat never complained, she took everything in stride and off we went again, the whole family and all the animals.
Pat offered her full support for the next transfer to the northeast. For the next 6 years in Connecticut Pat worked full time, and the kids finished high school. She loved horses and loved watching our daughter show her horse in 4-H as she raced around barrels. Pat also volunteered running the shows.
While the kids were in college, the next move was to Washington DC. This time the kids said enough is enough, and only Pat and I moved. No kids, no horses and no dog or cat. Pat was once again a stay at home wife. The final transfer was to Lagos, Nigeria which proved to be the most difficult move with leaving the kids so far away, and to make it even harder, the move was on Mother’s Day of 1991. Nine years in Africa was very interesting, exciting, but sometimes a depressing lifestyle. At difficult times, we just sat down together, looked at our financials to bring us back into perspective.”
The year of retirement arrived in March 2000. We moved to Port St Lucie, FL where we’ve been living for 22 years. We enjoyed some traveling, joined the Stuart Corvette Club and met some wonderful people. Pat used her organizational skills as Treasurer and volunteered many hours in charitable activities including Toys for Tots during the holiday season. Pat made many friends in the places we lived over the years because of her caring and vibrant personality. We lived in an air park where we had a whole neighborhood of friends where she helped organize aviation activities.
It’s been an awesome 60 years of marriage. She was my best friend and soul mate. I have been blessed to have shared most of my life with her. I will miss her forever. Pat was truly the most loving partner any man could be blessed with.