Patrick Socia (age 64)
August 6, 2020
St. Clair Shores resident Patrick Thomas Socia, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. A descendant of the Pointes’ first French settlers, Patrick was born June 13, 1956, to Charles W. Socia and Phyllis Hitchens Socia, both now deceased.
Pat grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods. He attended St. Joan of Arc grade school and graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School. Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit and a master’s degree with honors from Walsh College.
His career in mortgage banking spanned more than 30 years in Detroit and Kalamazoo.
Pat shared his passion for sports with his two children. His greatest joy was taking them on travel team trips and cheering from the sidelines of their hockey, baseball, football and soccer games. Pat and his children, as adults, were an awesome threesome on the golf course.
Pat is survived by his loving children, William C. Socia (Shelby Fachini) of Grosse Pointe Woods, and daughter, Charlotte D. Smodic (Michael) of Grand Rapids; grandson, Maxwell Witherow; former wife and dear friend, Madeleine McLaughlin Socia of Kalamazoo; brothers, Charles Socia (Thelma) of St. Clair Shores and John Socia (Shawn) of Boise, Idaho; and nine nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Pat’s life takes place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, followed by the funeral Mass at noon at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Face coverings are required and social distancing will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org; or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, cskdetroit.org.
August 14, 2020
Gathering of family and friends 11:30 AM until time of mass at
St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church (map)
157 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236