Patricia (Patti) Willis, 61, of Bridgewater NJ died on Sunday, November 24, 2013. She was born in Coral Gables, Florida on December 9, 1951 to the late Sylvia and Nathan Rothstein.
Patti is dearly remembered by two children; Jennifer Loughran and David Willis of Bridgewater, NJ and was the mother of the departed angel Michelle Willis and the grandmother of departed angel Sylvia Loughran. Patti is also survived by step children Larry and Janet Willis of Apex NC, grandchildren Heather and Connor Willis of Apex, NC and sisters: Adrienne Cohen of Great Barrington, MA, Sandie Wernick and Karen Rothstein of San Francisco, CA, and Shirley Lustig of Alameda, CA. Patti was a longtime resident of Bridgewater where she lived since leaving her native state of Florida 30 years ago.
She was dog lover who rescued and opened her home to needy pups. She is survived by three dogs; Lexi Lee, Kona, and Dutch. Patti graduated from Miami Senior High School and received a degree in education from University of Florida, Gainsville. She loved her career and coworkers at Everest Reinsurance in Basking Ridge.
Services will be held on December 7th at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave, Somerville. Visiting will begin at 1:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of Flowers, please make a donation to Patti’s Toys and Treats for Needy Pups: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/pattiwillis. All proceeds benefit the dogs of Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.