Patricia Louise Dennis

Patricia Louise Dennis

March 09, 1929 - January 19, 2022

Patricia Louise Dennis

March 09, 1929 - January 19, 2022


Patricia Louise Dennis

Our beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt, sweet Nana Pat, and Great-Nana, Patricia Louise (Cella) Dennis of Mission Viejo, CA, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 19, 2022 at the age of 92. Patricia was born in Chicago, IL on March 9, 1929 to Louis Edward Cella, MD and Beatrice Rocca Cella. She is predeceased by her husband Robert John Dennis, by one sister, Angela and one brother, Louis and survived by two brothers, George and Jim and a multitude of nieces and nephews in Illinois and other United States. She is also survived by her 5 children: Mark, George, Linda, Suzanne, and Michele as well as 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren throughout the United States.

She was a graduate of Rosary College in Chicago earning a Bachelor Degree in English. She worked part time as an art teacher in her early adulthood and then while raising her large family and managing the household, she earned her certification as a Medical Assistant.

She worked with a Hematology/Oncology Group of Orange County for many years, not only caring for very sick patients, but ministering to their hearts and souls as well during their sickness. Her skills were recognized and eventually she managed the back office of the practice.

Later, she became front office manager and when patients or their caregivers would call with medical questions, she could in many cases, readily provide the answers.
She then moved back to Mount Prospect Illinois to care for her mom, Nana Bea, continuing to work full time for a group of general surgeons, again recognized for her knowledge, managing the front office. She finally retired at about age 72 and after Nana Bea’s passing, moved back to Southern California.

She was very special to many people. We will all profoundly miss her, especially her cute laugh and her generous and loving spirit!

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15 responses to Patricia Louise Dennis

  1. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mother. May you always carry her in your heart and remember the sweet memories you made together. May God bless you and keep you safe.


  2. You have been around all my life and always so gentle. The loving and caring Nana that we love so much. I was fortunate to have our last talk so recent (January 5th,2022) and was fortunate to be able to look also back on that text which was sharing with you our beautiful daughters and our family photos. We love and will never forget you. God bless.

  3. Good morning Mom,
    I know you are experiencing the life we all look forward to, one with our God and Savior right there, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Pure joy and satisfying in every way!
    We had a celebration of your life and many people came to show their love for you, and the folks who couldn’t come sent their love in calls and cards. I hope you got to see us joyfully gathered together as you would always say, “I wish all my family could be together!” I miss you so very much and will hold my memories close to my heart until one day I will see you again, in the glory of our Father’s house. Love  you Mom with all my heart.

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