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Patricia Wischerath

Obituary of Patricia Kathleen Wischerath

Patricia Wischerath was born in Buffalo, NY, on May 9th, 1933, to John Scanlon and Louise Hughes where she was raised with her siblings. Patricia, lovingly known as Patsy, was very close with her parents and siblings. An intelligent and witty woman, Patsy also took immense pride in her Irish heritage. Patsy began her own family when she met Robert Wischerath. The pair would hit it off and be blessed with five amazing sons: Tom, Paul, David, John, and Robert Jr. A calm and understanding parent, Patsy never raised her voice. Her generous and nurturing soul was a few of the many gifts she shared with the world. Patsy was like a foster mom to her sons’ friends, treating them like her own, her home was always open. Not only was Patsy a great mother, but she was also a great friend, keeping her same friend group for most of her life. Patsy was very social, and she attended Holy Angels Academy and St. Mark’s for school, where she met most of her lifelong friends. She was also very active in the Alumni Association for Holy Angels. After graduating, she attended Michigan State where she graduated with a Bachelors in Home Economics. Staying active was a part of Patsy’s daily routine. Some days she would golf; other days, she would play tennis; she did this well into her 80s. When she was not dominating on the tennis court, she played Bridge at the Buffalo Club every Tuesday afternoon. Planning vacations with her family was important; she loved going to many different places, from Hilton Head to Siesta Keys. The family also had a beach house in Canada that everyone enjoyed visiting. Patsy also was a proud world traveler, exploring the world with her husband. When Patsy wasn’t staying active on the court or caring for her family, she enjoyed crocheting and knitting, especially blankets. Volunteering was also crucial to her; she volunteered at St. Benedicts, Canisius College, and Shea’s Memorial Hospital’s Burn Center. Patsy was a great host; she welcomed everyone into her home. She was a huge sports fan; she enjoyed watching the Bills, Sabres, and Michigan State football. Hosting the Superbowl was essential to Patsy; she had people over every Superbowl Sunday. Patsy did everything she could to get her family together; she loved spending time with her parents, siblings, husband, her kids, and anyone else who needed her. She will be greatly missed for her loving heart and giving nature. Wischerath, Patricia K. (nee Scanlon) of Orchard Park, NY entered into rest on March 3, 2022. Beloved wife of Robert D. Wischerath Sr.; devoted mother of Robert D. (Barbara) Wischerath Jr., David L. (Barbara) Wischerath, Thomas D. (Jacqueline) Wischerath, John K. Wischerath, and Paul J. (Kelly) Wischerath; loving grandmother of Matthew, Megan, Lauren, Megan, Katherine, Andrew, Jeffrey, Brian, Michael, Daniel, Patrick, Katherine, Joseph, Shannon, Caroline, and William; cherished sister of Marylou Scanlon; also survived by nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Fri. 3/11, 11AM at St. Michael Church 651 Washington St. Buffalo, NY 14203. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online donations and condolences may be made at
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Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Friday, March 11, 2022
Saint Michael Church
651 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York, United States