In Memory

Patricia Eileen Gormley (Allen)

Allen, Patricia G. Born August 11, 1945, died December 15, 2007 after a 25 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Survived by children David (Rebecca), Shanghai, China and Tina (Jim) Janetzko, Wilmette, IL; 3 grandchildren Kelly, William, and Grace; mother Ina Gormley; brothers Joseph (Pam) Gormley and John Gormley.

During our senior year, Patricia was a member of the Future Teachers, ROTC, Sigma Phi, Orbit staff and Who is Who at Irvin High School.  





Farewell My friends

It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
Save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell, my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
For that's what I'll like when you live in the hearts
Of those you love, remember then
You never die.

Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet and philosopher (1861 - 1941)