Mary Patricia (Patty) Moran Brigham passed away on the morning of May 25, 2019 from complications associated with COPD at age 82. Patty was born in Kansas City on July 5, 1936 to Mary Elizabeth Quinn Moran and Joseph James Moran who preceded her in death. Patty was the oldest of five children and all survive her, including Jody (Jim) Runyan, Jim (Carlyn) Moran, Mike (Judy) Moran and Betty McCoy. Patty was proud of and adored her siblings and the dozens and dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews who packed family gatherings, particularly at Thanksgiving. Patty received and valued her Catholic education from Kindergarten to post-secondary, attending Bishop Hogan High School and St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth.
Patty is survived by her four children and their spouses- Molly (Robert) Ladd, Margie (Mike) Hoffman, Bruce (Becky) Smith and Andy (Susan) Smith. She was also blessed with twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
After raising her four children, Patty reentered the workforce with the Army Corps of Engineers until her retirement.
Patty enjoyed a diverse set of hobbies, mostly associated with her children’s education and activities. When her sons were at Rockhurst, she helped with fund raising including the publication of the Hungry Boys Cookbook, Sale-O-Rama and the Annual Auction. When her daughters were involved in competitive Hunter Jumper equestrian events, Patty could be found anywhere the Pony Club took them from regular practice at “the barn” to the American Royal. The “horsey moms” were her second family. Patty was also a lake person, spending weekends and holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks with her family and friends boating, skiing, playing board games and cards, and she was recognized as a top flight Bridge player. Patty was also proud to be a member of the Elizabeth Benton Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR).
Services for Mary Patricia (Patty) Brigham will be held on Friday, May 31. A graveside service for immediate family only will be held at 11am at Forest Hill and Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO. Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life will take place at Signature Funerals, 406 East Bannister Rd Suite D, Kansas City, MO from Noon until 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities.
Pat became my friend about 10 years ago. I learned a lot from this woman…what really counts in a friendship, laughter, prayer, commitment to family, traditions and unconditional love. My thoughts and prayers are with her family…you were all so blessed.
I just learned of my cousin Patty’s passing. So many memories come flooding back growing up with her children and spending holidays with the family. After moving to Tx, I lost touch with a lot of family but tried to see as many as possible on visits. She was a loved member of our family and will continue to be! Our heartfelt condolences go out to her children and her siblings.
Pat & Yolanda Kelley
To the family of Mary Brigham. I just want to provide comfort for you during your time of sorrow. Please read the following scriptures in you own copy of the bible and they will give you hope that you will see them again:
Acts 24:15, 2 Corinthians 1:2,4,
Hebrew 2: 15,
I Corinthians 15: 26,
Job 14, 14, 15
You will find these scriptures give an assured hope that God cares about you and your suffering and has made plans to end death and suffering. Please read the scriptures carefully to get their meaning. If you enjoy what you have read, you can find more interesting information on http://www.jw.org.