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Patricia "Pat" Hignight

Obituary for Patricia "Pat" Hignight

July 26, 1931 - September 27, 2018
Woodstock, Illinois | Age 87

Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Patricia B. "Pat" Hignight, age 87, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2018. She was born July 26, 1931, in Chicago, to the late Arthur and Beatrice (nee Kelly) Fitzsimmons. On September 3, 1955, she married the love of her life, Richard Hignight, in Chicago.
Pat enjoyed traveling around the country. She was extremely active in TOPS (Taking off the Pounds Sensibly) and proudly coached other women. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and her cats.
She is survived by her loving children: Richard (Cynthia) Hignight, Kathryn Lodes (Barry), and Elizabeth (Ronald) Penix; dear grandchildren: Jamie Penix (Eric), Samantha (Timothy) Smith, Donald and Daniel Bramley, and Zac (Megan) Coarson; and cherished great-grandchildren: Anastacia, Amarah, Hannah, Owen, Finn, and Gwen.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard, and brothers, Art and Bob.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10:00am until the time of Funeral Service at 11:45am at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pat's name may be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20090-6929
For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063.

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