Patricia M. Cosgrove


Patricia (Bashara) Cosgrove, 83 of Solon Springs, WI, died peacefully on October 12, 2021 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN.

She was born on February 5, 1938 in Superior WI, the daughter of Samuel and Maude Bashara. She married James (Pat) Cosgrove on December 29, 1956.

Patty and Pat raised their four children in Solon Springs, WI. In addition to raising their family Patty also had several other occupations throughout her life including nursing, waitressing at Smithy’s Supper Club, being a First Responder and helping her parents at the Edgewater Resort. Patty was an avid reader and she spent many volunteer hours helping with the library at the Solon Springs village hall. Patty had a great love of gardening and could make just about anything grow. She was also a legendary cook for family and friend’s gatherings.

Patty is survived by her children Kevin (Cathy) Cosgrove of Solon Springs, WI, James “Kelly” (Jodi) Cosgrove of Solon Springs WI, Colleen (Samuel) Sloggy of Appleton, WI, Bridget (Jay Lien) Cosgrove of Duluth, MN, six grandchildren: Melanie Duncan (Zack), Samuel Cosgrove (Stephanie), Andrew Cosgrove (Danielle), Danial Zahirudin (Alyssa), Sarah Zahirudin-Rother (Tyler), Nadia Zahirudin (Eric); nine great grandchildren; one brother, George Bashara, of Rapid City, SD, a sister Joan Dauplaise of Solon Springs WI; and several nieces and nephews. Patty was preceded in death by her husband James “Pat” Cosgrove.

A mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Solon Springs, with father James Kinney officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. Pius Catholic Cemetery in Solon Springs, WI.

Casket bearers will be Andrew Cosgrove, Samuel Cosgrove, Zachary Ducan, Craig Krenz, Scott Drenz and Daniel Zahirudin.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Solvay Hospice House, 801 Baylis St., Duluth, MN 55811 or St. Pius X Catholic Church, PO Box 303, Solon Springs, WI 54873.

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