Carrie Lynne Patrick (Photo: Submitted by Mary Virga)

This obituary is part of “We Will Remember,” a series about those we’ve lost to the coronavirus.

Carrie Lynne Patrick of Elba Twp. died Aug. 4 due to COVID-19 complications.

Patrick, 43, cherished her family and loved to host gatherings at her home.  She also loved her two rescue dogs Jax and Tubbs.

The special education teacher for the Lapeer Community Schools District for 18 years, earned two master’s degrees in education from Oakland University and University of Michigan.

Carrie Lynne Patrick with her boys (L-R) James, Paul, Dante (leaning on Carrie) and Dominic. (Photo: Submitted by family)

Patrick became ill after her husband and one of her sons had also been sick. She died at McClaren Lapeer Hospital.

“I am saddened by the fact that all those who have died in this country from this horrible virus have died alone,” said her mother, Mary Virga.

She leaves to cherish her memories her parents, Jack and Mary Virga; her husband, Tim; four sons Paul, Dominic, James and Dante; grandson Victor; brother Jack (Sarah); two nieces Addison and Elise, and many friends.

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Brendel Hightower is an assistant editor at the Detroit Free Press. Contact her at [email protected]. 

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