Patricia A. "Pat" Miller

  • Born: October 20, 1939
  • Died: January 30, 2020
  • Location: Hillsborough, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family


Pat, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and native San Franciscan passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2020 at the age of 80, surrounded by her loved ones after battling an aggressive form of cancer. Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul Miller, her children Mike (Lisa) from Burlingame, Britt (Kristin) from Sonoma, and Brian (Amy) from Hillsborough, grandchildren Bailey, Madison, Brayden, Bryce, Kate, Alex, Abigail, and Cody, sister Noreen Deruette of Tacoma, and extended family. She is predeceased by her loving parents Louis and Theresa Deruette.
Pat was born in San Francisco on October 20, 1939. After graduating from Epiphany School, she went to Mercy High School San Francisco. Upon graduation in 1957 she attended Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont where she graduated in 1961. Pat's passion was education and promptly started teaching at Lomita Park Elementary in Millbrae before the birth of her son Mike. After his birth she became a full-time homemaker setting up the family homes in Belmont, Lake Tahoe, and later Hillsborough.
Pat had many lifelong friends from her time in San Francisco (Jackie, Kim, Ellen, Gail). These friends were a great comfort to her as she battled her aggressive disease over the last 2 months.
Pat was a constant fixture at every basketball and baseball game for her sons as they were growing up. Despite never playing sports she had strong opinions on her sons teams and wasn't bashful about sharing them. Her favorite vacation destinations were Lake Tahoe at the family vacation home and Hawaii with her family and friends. She was a devoted mom, an old school lady, sarcastic with a quick sense of humor, and thoroughly enjoyed a cheeseburger from Original Joes along with a Manhattan or Dirty Martini with her friends. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and family and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
A private service will be held for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember some very fun times with Pat, at IHM, Tahoe and especially spirited sports games with our kids. Certainly feeling a loss of her and know how much she loved her family.. Lots of hugs to all of you from the Bellino family....

Posted by Kathleen Bellino - Santa Rosa, CA - friend   February 15, 2020

My condolences and prayers for Pat and family. I taught with Pat at Lomita Park School.

Patricia Conway Putkey

Posted by A friend   February 10, 2020

What a great obituary for Pat. I will always remember our days on the IHM Sport Group. The spaghetti dinners at the Greek Church and the meetings when after Pat, Paula Savina and I go to the Pine Brook Inn. Vince and I will have a Jack Daniels tonight and salute Pat, Paul and family.

Posted by Kathleen Facchini - HENDERSON, NV   February 06, 2020

Pat was a patient at Dr.Layton's office. I worked chair side and I always enjoyed catching up with her on family, shopping and exercising! She was beautiful inside and out!
So sorry for your loss. Mary Balestrieri

Posted by Mary Balestrieri - San Mateo, CA - Friend   February 04, 2020


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