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Patricia Joan McCabe

03/26/1934 - 04/25/2020

Patricia Joan McCabe, 86, died peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2020 Vermilion Senior Living, her much-loved residence in Tower, MN.  An outdoor memorial and celebration of life will be planned at the time of burial in May.  In lieu of flowers, please support your local neo-natal unit at a hospital near you because Pat loved babies or The Mesabi Humane Society, for whom Pat saved aluminum cans for years. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.


Pat was born at home in Virginia, MN, on March 26, 1934, to Thomas and Iley (Kortela) McCabe.  She was the youngest of 3 sisters, preceded in death by Marjorie (Stuart) Murray and survived by Rae (Woodrow) Carlstedt.


Although Pat never married, she enjoyed a full life of babysitting and caring for loved ones.  She also worked 20 years and retired from the Virginia hospital’s laundry division.  She is fondly remembered as having bleached and/or shrunk several items of clothing for every member of the family.  Pat had a big heart, was generous beyond belief, and loved spending time at the family cabin.


She is survived by her sister, Rae, plus numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, along with great-grand nieces and nephews.

4 thoughts on “Patricia Joan McCabe”

  1. Lolly (Autio) and John Goerdt says:

    Patty was a wonderful neighbor/ friend.. She had a friendly smile and always had time to say hello.. She will be missed by many..

  2. Shirley and Bob McCarty says:

    Your family is in our thoughts. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Sharon Chopp Vaida says:

    I was a nurse at VRMC for 36 years. I remember Pat running the halls with her cart of linen. Always pleasant and such a hard worker. She was a lovely lady..

  4. Gayle Dibley says:

    My sympathy at your loss. I worked at VRMC and she always had a smile and kind word to say. May she rest in peace

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