Patricia A. Piontek, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2019. She was born in Green Bay on June 7, 1932, to Felix and Katherine (Kokai) Butnick. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. In 1956, Pat married Richard Piontek in Green Bay, they spent 62 years together and he preceded her in death in May of 2018. She was employed for over 24 years with the Green Bay Press Gazette. She enjoyed traveling and tending to her flowers. Pat was an excellent cook and prepared many great meals for her family to enjoy. In her free time, she loved to play cards with family while enjoying a beer. Pat was a longtime member of St. Philip Catholic Church.
She is survived by four children, Kevin Piontek, Todd (Gayle) Piontek, Mari (Pablo) Gallardo, and Kim (Mark) Holmes; four grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Katie, and Kristie; along with other relatives and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard.
Visitation will be at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send condolences, visit www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Biernat, Pat’s friends at the De Pere Piggly Wiggly, especially John from frozen foods and Elizabeth the cashier; and Pat Meulemans, who visited Pat regularly. Also, all the staff at Allouez Parkside Village, who treated Pat with kindness and respect, especially Ashley and Debbie. Your skills and kindness will never be forgotten.
“Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph. I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen”