Patricia Spagat

Patricia May Spagat, 89, died on Sept. 22, 2018. From her Oak Park front porch, she loved watching and waving to the dogs and people who passed by on the sidewalk or played in the park across the street. A former teacher, she tirelessly supported many causes. It would be difficult to find a more vigorous and relentless advocate for animals, LGBTQ rights, and many other environmental, political, and humanitarian causes. She has helped many people and animals, and will continue to do so by donating her body to Science Care for medical research. 

Pat Spagat was the wife of the late David Spagat; the mother of Susan (David) Moore, Michael (Karen) and Robert (Toni); the grandmother of Daniel, Grant, Isabella, Lucas, Henry, Oskar and Anton; and the sister of John Picchiotti. There are also many nieces, nephews and their families, loyal friends, and her much-doted-upon pets (particularly her rescue dog, Paula) who feel this loss. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Some of Pat’s favorites were Tree House Humane Society (, Oak Park Conservatory (, and 20-20-20 ( to restore eyesight. 

A Memorial Open House will be held at Pat’s Oak Park home on Saturday, Sept. 29 between 3 and 8 p.m. Additional information is available at 708-386-8637.

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