Patricia Fitzgerald Stenstrom Houston, Texas Obituary

Patricia Fitzgerald Stenstrom

Patricia Fitzgerald Stenstrom, 88, was born on January 22, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away on July 2, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas.  Pat graduated from Watseka High School in central Illinois, and later received a B.A. in History and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She retired after a thirty-year career with the University of Illinois, which she concluded as the Library & Information Science Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science.  During her tenure she authored many articles and books on academic libraries.  Following her retirement, she moved to Rockport, Texas, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  In 2009 she moved to Houston to be closer to her family.  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Jesse Lewis Fitzgerald and Olga May Farr; brother James Fitzgerald; and sister Ann Fitzgerald Mastrovito.  She is survived by her loving daughter Lynn S. Williams; brother Tom Noel; granddaughters Sarah Williams and Mary W. Halton; and great granddaughter Lily Halton.  A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the chapel of Cypress Creek Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers, Patricia’s family requests that donations be made to:  The University of Illinois LibraryOffice of Advancement1408 West Gregory Dr., Rm. 227Urbana, IL 61801217-333-5682Or visit library.illinois.edu Or to RAICES TexasVisit raicestexas.org
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Patricia Fitzgerald Stenstrom, 88, was born on January 22, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away on July 2, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas.  Pat graduated from Watseka High School in central Illinois, and later received a B.A. in History and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She retired after a thirty-year career with the University of Illinois, which she concluded as the Library & Information Science Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science.  During her tenure she authored many articles and books on academic libraries.  Following her retirement, she moved to Rockport, Texas, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  In 2009 she moved to Houston to be closer to her family.  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Jesse Lewis Fitzgerald and Olga May Farr; brother James Fitzgerald; and sister Ann Fitzgerald Mastrovito.  She is survived by her loving daughter Lynn S. Williams; brother Tom Noel; granddaughters Sarah Williams and Mary W. Halton; and great granddaughter Lily Halton.  A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the chapel of Cypress Creek Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers, Patricia’s family requests that donations be made to:  The University of Illinois LibraryOffice of Advancement1408 West Gregory Dr., Rm. 227Urbana, IL 61801217-333-5682Or visit library.illinois.edu Or to RAICES TexasVisit raicestexas.org

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Events

Aug
01
Memorial Service
Thursday, August 01 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cypress Creek Funeral Home and Crematory
2000 Cypress Landing Dr
Houston, TX 77090
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A memorial service in honor of Patricia Stenstrom will be held Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Cypress Creek Funeral Home.
Aug
01
Celebration Of Life
Thursday, August 01 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cypress Creek Funeral Home and Crematory
2000 Cypress Landing Dr
Houston, TX 77090
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A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00.

Memorial Contributions

The University of Illinois Library Office of Advancement

In lieu of flowers, Patricia’s family requests that donations be made to: The University of Illinois Library Office of Advancement 1408 West Gregory Dr., Rm. 227 Urbana, IL 61801 217-333-5682 Or visit library.illinois.edu Or to RAICES Texas Visit raicestexas.org

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