Barbara “Rabbit” Patchen | News, Sports, Jobs



Barbarian G. “Rabbit” Patchen, 74, a Miami Lakes resident sadly passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with her family present.

Beloved wife of Brian Paul Patchen. Beloved mom of Heather (Christophe) Berg, Brian E. (Lissette) Patchen and Bridgette Barnsley; Sister of Thomas Gawlik; Grandmother of Gia, Dominic and Lucia Patchen.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Bunny married her soulmate and the love of her life, Brain P. Patchen, and together they moved to Miami where she continued to work as a flight attendant. at United Airlines. She worked as a flight attendant for 34 years, calling herself the “Flying dinosaur.”

Bunny loved her husband and his family. She enjoyed flying, horseback riding, baking, cooking, bowling and embroidery. It was famous for its homemade pickles and its famous rum cake. She was considered in the Miami Beach community, where she and her family resided for 25 years. The City of Miami Beach awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation for his service to the Marine Authority, the Noise Abatement Task Force, and his ongoing efforts to help improve the quality of life in Miami Beach. In 2010, Bunny and her husband Brian moved to the city of Miami Lakes. His humor, generosity and spark will be missed by all of us.

In lieu of flowers, send contributions to The Cause Foundation, a foundation to help injured United Airlines flight attendants.

Contributions can be made through our website, www.thecausefoundation.org by credit card, or by sending a check to The CAUSE Foundation, PO Box 550 Parker CO 80134. We can also accept donations at www.PayPal.Me/ thecausefoundation.

Viewing services will be held: May 11 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the MEMORIAL PLAN SAN JOSE FUNERAL HOME 250 East 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33010. Mass at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday 12 May, followed by her burial at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, 11411 NW 25th Street, Doral, FL 33172 at 1 p.m.

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