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In Memoriam ~ Mary Patricia “Patty” Sipe, wife of Mike Sipe ’64

Mary Patricia “Patty” Sipe, wife of Mike Sipe ’64 

Mother of Bridget ’88 and Michael ’88

Patty repudiated Alzheimer’s and, after ten years, succumbed. Patty died January 25th, 2022, surrounded by love and held by all of her family – husband Mike, daughter Bridget, son Michael, Daughter-in-law Jessica and grandchildren Avi, Emmett and Olive.

Patty, the third of seven children, was born to Daniel Emmett Woolsey and Mary Ester (McCarthy) Woolsey on April 16, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Patty was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Florrie.

Patty’s quick wit and intuitive compassion was unsurpassed. She was a constant advocate for those she loved. She opened her home and heart to many. Patty lived and loved in the moment.

Patty grew up in Edina, Minnesota with very fond memories of her summers on Gull Lake. She and Mike lived in Saint Cloud, Minnesota for thirty-five years where they raised their two children, Michael and Bridget.

A desire to be near her first grandchild, Avi, brought her and Mike to Vermont where Michael lived. Patty was a devoted grandmother to Avi, Emmett and Olive.

Patty loved to read, travel and make home wherever she lived.

The family prefers any memorial gifts be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

A memorial service is planned for, 11am, July 30th, at Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave So., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation will start one hour before the service.