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Patricia M. Lanthier

November 5, 1930 September 10, 2014
Patricia M. Lanthier
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Patricia Marilyn Lanthier 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away September 10 2014. She was born in Port Huron Mi on November 5, 1930. She was the daughter of Catherine A. Cholo and Louis E. Easter. She was the oldest of seven.

Tricia or “Trish “ had a passion for Peace and Justice. In the 1960’s she worked in the Civil Rights movement and the Anti War movement. She was very active in politics working on several Presidential campaigns. She was always looking out for the poor and the marginalized. She loved going to farm auctions and collecting primitive antiques. She loved her home. She helped to co found Lanthier Foundry and Machine in Oxford,MI with her husband Xavier Henry Lanthier.

After her divorce, she moved with her children to Detroit. She went back to school and proudly pursued a triple major in Art History, American Studies and Humanities. She was very proud of her degrees and held education in high regard. She Worked at ADT Security in collections and moved to Cincinnati and retired as the Collections Manager. She was an avid reader and overtime built a wonderful library.

She loved the advent of the VCR and was always taping some newsworthy or cultural program. The VCR was always humming for someone in her life! Oh the tapes!! She loved Jazz and all music. She played the piano by ear and and we all enjoyed when she played! She and her late sister Eileen, shared a passion for their beloved Ireland. Most of all she loved nature...she has planted hundreds of trees in her life, always had a beautiful garden and would be downright angry when people would not water their plants! She was known to call her geese out of the sky, she had a pet duck in Cincinnati that she would take with her places in the car!

Her beloved puggle “Winston” was her “little man” till the very end. Most important, she loved her family with passion. She was with us all in every move in our lives. Cheering us on, listening, questioning,always curious and wanting to learn form us. We are heartbroken we can no longer sit around her table and share our lives, politics and our dreams. Tricia is survived by her sisters Mary Elizabeth, Sally and Sylvia and her brother George. Her Children: Michelle, Kathryn (Neville) Patrick Henri (Valerie) Her Grandchildren Clare, Emma, Lorenzo, and Demetri and “Winston”.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at the funeral home at 10 AM. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery, Oxford. In lieu of flowers, he family would greatly appreciate memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.

On Death by Kahlil Gibran

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


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