Born: January 28, 1954 - Deceased: August 4, 2023
Patrick A. Phillips, 69, of Smithton, IL, born Thursday, January 28, 1954, in St. Louis, Mo passed away Friday, August 4, 2023 at his residence in Smithton, IL.
Patrick was a Salesperson for the food and automotive industry. He attended The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL.
Patrick had a love for life, family and friends like no other. As he always had a concern for everyone and how their life was doing. His favorite hours were spent with family doing anything especially talking.
His laughter was contagious as well as his smile. He experienced all the perfect sunrises and sunsets from our deck. He found such freedom with sailing that was endless whether he was at the helm or watching from the shore. He worked hard with long hours and traveling and said he would just keep doing. The hours of watching sports, documentaries and action films with anyone that wanted to join fulfilled him especially his four legged buddy.
The love of cycling and motorcycles never left him as he started at a young age and would come and go thoughout his life. His closeness with old friends was awesome as were the many stories and adventures.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Joseph and Virginia, nee Webster, Phillips
- Uncle: Dale (Penny) Webster
- Brother-in-law: Jim Doyle
- Sister-in-law: Diane Mottola.
Surviving are his:
- Wife of 38 years: Rosalie M., nee Mottola, Phillips of Smithton, IL
- Katie Phillips (Jeremy Gibson) of Marissa, IL
- Matthew Phillips of Smithton, IL
- Sister: Ann Doyle of St. Louis, MO
- Sister-in-law: Alice (John) Koritta
- Brother-in-law: Frank Mottola
- Great grandchildren:
- Baby boy due in October
- Niece: Lisa
- Great nephews and nieces
- Godson: Brenden
Special Thanks: Special thanks to Dr. Visconti as he so loved and respected him, and to all the staff at Siteman Cancer Center in Shiloh for their care concern and professionalism they showed. Thanks to the Staff at Memorial East 5th floor with the warm welcome and the ICU with Zach showing such empathy and respect thru a very difficult time. All the thank you’s will continue especially to his children Matthew Katie and Jeremy and Karen who gave so much to his care. And to Alice and John, Frank, and Ann, Karen and David for all their help and concerns thru that long journey. Thanks to all the phone calls and messages of concern and some special meals that were brought. Thanks to those special visitors at the hospital and at home. And to his granddaughters, who will always have that special place in his heart.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Danny Heffernan or Donor’s Choice.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday August 22, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.