Erin "Patsy" Patricia Runge
July 12, 1933 - August 24, 2021
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Malloy & Son Funeral Home
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Galveston, TX 77550
Tuesday 8/31, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
10114 Highway 6
Hitchcock, Texas 77563
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Oleander Cemetery
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Galveston, TX 77550
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Erin Patricia (Patsy) Runge, 88, of Tiki Island passed away on August 24, 2021 in Galveston, Texas.  Patsy was born on July 12, 1933 in Galveston to Erin Lucille and John Francis Whelton.  She was an adored only child.  She met her high school sweetheart, Louis Runge, at a Ball High VFW dance.  After a…

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Joanne (Tonini) Bottomley left a message on September 11, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Patsy’s passing Patsy and Loui were great friends with my parents, Henry and Alma Tonini here in Hawaii where they met and continued their friendship for many years thereafter... Our deepest condolences to Loui and family, Aloha from Joanne&Family
Starla Flake left a message on September 3, 2021:
Louie, Larry and I were deeply saddened by Patsy’s passing and so sorry we missed being with you on Tuesday evening. We would have loved honoring a life well lived, giving you a warm hug, seeing your wonderful family and enjoying all the memories! Peace and Love to all, Starla and Larry Flake
bob blough left a message on September 2, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear that Patsy passed. She was a wonderful lady and neighbor for many years . We spent great times with Patsy and Louis and we enjoyed their company .Louis and Patsy were always generous with the tomatoes and other produce from their garden. I hope the kids will know we have all lost a great woman and friend a generous loving lady that never had an unkind word about anyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in these trying times . Anything we can help you with be sure to call Love Y'all Bob and Judy 409 739 6252
Bruce and Josie Woodcock left a message on August 31, 2021:
Josie and I loved Patsy. She had one of the most wonderful smiles that God ever. She would never talk of her problems, only of yours. When I had some medical issues a few years ago, she would frequently call to see how I was doing. We were heartbroken to hear of her passing. Unfortunately I am out of the country and Josie cannot be there. Please Dear Lord take care of Louie in this, his time of need. Bruce and Josie Woodcock
Ruth Duke left a message on August 30, 2021:
Kim, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May you cherish every wonderful memory of her. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Landry and I miss seeing you at Clear Creek Animal Hospital.
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Larry Kelso left a message on August 30, 2021:
My dear Aunt Patsy was truly one of the kindest souls God ever created. I remember her passion for teaching, her deep love for my Uncle Louie and her children (my three cousins) and their families. Her smile warmed any room. What I remember most is that she loved ME. She always asked penetrating questions that showed she wanted to know more about my life than what was manifest on the surface. That was a rare gift in my life and I will treasure my memories of her until we are reunited in eternity.
Karen Sutton left a message on August 30, 2021:
Patsy Runge was a very special woman. I always admired her beauty and grace. When talking with Patsy you had her undivided attention. She was truly caring and shared in your joys and pains. There is no one who could write a thank you note like Patsy Runge. You actually wanted to thank her for the beautiful note. Patsy adored her children and grandchildren and shared in all their accomplishments. Patsy Runge was indeed a very special woman! Karen and Richard Sutton
Margaret Ann Whelton Raitano left a message on August 28, 2021:
Patsy was always the most beautiful, happy person. A friend to all and devoted to her family. She will be missed!
Stacy Nash Duffy left a message on August 27, 2021:
Beautiful inside and out. I know my Nee Nee and Poppy will be there to great her. I have known Patsy all my life. Sooo many many memories of love and laughter…. over so many years. “Patsy and Louie”… it was like a single name, and was the perfect descriptor for a life long love. I will miss her so very much.
Paula Canton left a message on August 27, 2021:
We knew her as Miss Whelton, a Santa Fe class of 7th graders, and we were fascinated by her youth and beauty. She took us on as a first year teacher fresh out of college. She shared her engagement and wedding plans that year and we were excited to pitch in for a wedding gift and flowers at the end of the year. Do teachers really make a lasting impression on their students? A few do, and she did!
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