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Mary "Dolly"  Patterson
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Mary “Dolly” Patterson, 83, Greenwood, passed away peacefully at home, May 28, 2017. Mrs. Patterson was born January 10, 1934, in Indianapolis, to the late Edward and Mary Bernadette (Rathz) Rosebrock.

Survivors include her children, Agnes (Tom) Hawley, Bill (Karen), John (Kaye), Mike (Debbie), Patty (Mike) Kaschak, Dan, Mary Jo (Dave) McGowan, Tim, Chris (Kelli), and Susie (Joe) Shanks; daughter-in-law, Jill; 28 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chief William J. Patterson; sons, Matt and Bob; one grandchild, and one great grandchild.

A devout Catholic, she had been a member of Sacred Heart, St. Jude, and a 34-year member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She was a bus driver at St. Jude, worked for a period of time at L.S. Ayres, and also was a gardener at the St. Francis Cancer Garden. Dolly loved gardening, bingo, quilting, and was an accomplished seamstress. She loved her birds, enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was also a loyal Indiana Pacers fan. Above all, she was a loving and devoted wife and homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her memory will be cherished by a loving family and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 3 to 8 p.m., in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street. Recitation of the rosary will be at 2:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Franklin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Simon Cancer Center or to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

114 Lancelot Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

435 W. Troy Ave. Indianapolis, In 46225


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