Friday, June 1, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
A DUVCW presentation will be at 6:25 pm.
Scripture Service at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
St. Joseph Catholic Church
936 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Congregation of St. Joseph
PO Box 29
Nazareth, MI 49074
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Patricia Quinlan Albertson, age 95, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Kalamazoo at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene R. Albertson in 1988.
Patricia is survived by her 4 children: Sharon Albertson of Flushing, Timothy Albertson and his wife Theresa Morin of Troy and their son Patrick of Chicago, Patricia Louise Albertson of Kalamazoo, Joseph and his wife Lizbeth Albertson of Kalamazoo and their sons, Jake and Tyler of Chicago and Tucker of Kalamazoo. She is also survived by The Mill Street gang and other beloved nieces and nephews.
Patricia was born on May 2, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary (Hartnett) and John Webster Hadlock. She was a REAL Daughter and a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW). Patricia graduated from St. Vincent Academy in Albuquerque, NM in 1941 and she received a BA in sociology in 1945 from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo. She married Eugene R. Albertson on January 15, 1949 at St. Augustine Church with the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Saginaw officiating.
Patricia worked at St. Agnes Foundling home, placing infants in adoptive homes and was later a foster mother for children waiting adoption while raising four children of her own. Patricia subsequently worked for 18 years at Borgess Hospital. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for 65 years and a volunteer at Loaves and Fishes food pantry for 20 years.
Patricia was grateful for the loving care of Rita Albertson, Lori Hite, Kay Sanford, Jeannie Brink and Ethel Reno.
Visit with family and friends on Friday (June 1, 2018) from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900, where a scripture service will be held at 6:30 PM that evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (June 2, 2018) at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake Street; Kalamazoo; Monsignor Michael Hazard, Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit Patricia’s personal web page at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Congregation of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 29, Nazareth MI 49074.