Patricia Speakman

I, Patty (nee Sauter) Speakman left this earth on July 8, 2018 after a life lived well and hard. Parents Ann and Dick Sauter provided a tremendous life. My beloved husband Thomas was my everything and provided me with the joy that makes one’s heart want to burst. The siblings that loved me were Debbie Giordano, Robert Sauter, and Tina Gregor. My nieces and nephews that filled my life with love and laughter are Steven, Philip (Godchild,) and Christa, Richard, Eric and Ann, Emily (birthday buddy), Frankie, Molly, and Emily and Patrick Speakman. I was a teacher (Ancillae Assumpta Academy,) manager (Early Learning Center,) supervisor (YMCA of Philadelphia) and Entrepreneur (Sparkles). Each position was loved because of the great and interesting people I met along the journey. My passions were catholic education, the Constitution, the Holocaust Museum, Bishop McDevitt High School (1973,) Saint Anthony Parish (Ambler,) and Saint Paul’s in Stone Harbor… “Where dreams come true”.

If you have time, my loving family will receive friends at St. Anthony at Padua 259 Forest Ave, Ambler, PA 19002 on Thursday July 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Friday July 13th at 9:00 -10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Internment to follow at Saint John Neumann, Chalfont PA.

We are in the process of planning a Memorial Mass at St. Paul’s Church in Stone Harbor New Jersey. Details will be updated as soon as possible. Please continue to check King’s website.

If you can’t join us, open a door for a stranger, give a smile to a stranger, dance and laugh, please.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Ancillae Assumpta Academy to fund The Patty Sauter Speakman Memorial Scholarship.

5 thoughts on “Patricia Speakman

  1. Patti,
    You were a bright light in the class of ’73. My fond memories of you are as a young woman who spread kindness no matter where you went. You were passionate about many things, but people were paramount. You will be sorely missed and certainly, the McDevitt class of ’73 has long one of its brightest stars. May you rest in peace and give comfort to those you left behind.

    Meg Evangelist (former McDevitt faculty member)

  2. It is rare to find a friend who opened her heart so fully and lived life with such joy. Patty’s courage and grace, not to mention that laugh, was a gift. And, yes, we will laugh and dance!

  3. My dearest friend, Patty, I will miss you more than I can imagine. Thank you for sharing your generous spirit, kind heart, and infectious laugh with my family and me. Ed, Nick and Morgan loved you so. You lifted my broken spirit many times by the warmth of your friendship and kept confidences that I could only trust to your care, I am forever grateful and humbled to call you friend, The world will be shallow and empty without your spark. Good bye my dear friend, I love you,,

  4. My memories of Miss Patty are through the eyes of a young child, a 1988 graduate of Ancillae-Assumpta-Academy. My most vivid memory of Miss Patty was a super energetic woman who encouraged full participation and always gave 100% of her time and energy in gym class. I think Miss Patty may have been the true inventor of the electric slide with her version to Kool and The Gangs “Celebrate Good Times”. Reading Miss Patty’s send off message, it’s apparent she lived this motto her entire life. Miss Patty, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. The legacy you’ve inspired will continue to shine in all of the lives you’ve touched. You’ve left this earth, but will be forever be present in the hearts and minds of those whose lives you touched.

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Patty at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy in the 1980′s. The students loved “Miss Patty”…they loved her ubiquitous smile and the energy that she brought to all of her classes. Within the gym classes and the always popular field days, Patty taught her students about sharing, kindness, inclusion and good sportsmanship; all of the qualities that would prepare them for the future. I saw Patty at the Ancillae graduation in June of this year, and she was gracious, beautiful and always smiling. Her courage was remarkable. Rest in peace.

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