Madison - Patricia M. Durkee, age 79, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at her home. She was born to Peter and Clara (Broome) Loy, and has been a lifelong Madison resident. On June 23, 1951, Patricia was united in marriage to Donald Durkee at St. Raphael Catholic Church. She worked as a food service manager for 35 years with the Madison Public Schools. She loved spending time in Door County, and enjoyed steam engine trains.
Patricia is survived by her five children, Donald (Debra) Durkee of Madison, Jeffrey Durkee of Madison, Joni (Steve) Postler of Sun Prairie, Teresa (Charles) Berryman of Blue Mounds, and Tim Durkee of Madison; her grandchildren, Michael Berryman, Jason Durkee, Kristin Durkee, Sheila Sarbacker, and Donald Postler; and great-grandchildren, Kamron Sarbacker and Taytum Sarbacker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Mary Jane, Marjorie and Peter. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.