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Patricia Butler

September 16, 2017


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BUTLER, Patricia (Pat) M. (Cavagnaro) April 17, 1921 – September 16, 2017 Pat passed away peacefully at home on September 16, 2017. She was born on April 17, 1921 in Oakland, CA; where her father, George, worked as a longshoreman. She and her family moved to Alameda when she was a child; where she graduated from Alameda High School and later attended Mills Business College. Pat worked for Southern Pacific in San Francisco during World War II. She loved dancing, especially the jitterbug at which she won several contests. She met her husband, Al, at a USO dance in Oakland. They married less than a month later and celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in January. She helped her husband, Al, start a furniture business in San Francisco and worked there for over ten years. She loved gardening, reading novels, the S.F. Giant, and playing bingo where she would always donate a part of her winnings to charity. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to which she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Al. She is survived by her four children, Tim (Darlene), Susan (Ken), David, and Stephen (Angie). Plus her ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.