RAVENA – Melissa A. “Missy” Patterson Turek, 51, passed away
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 after a long and fearless battle with
cancer. Melissa was born in Nevada and raised in Catskill and
Coeymans Hollow. She was a 1985 graduate of R-C-S High School and
completed two years at Cazenovia College for Interior Design.
Melissa loved planning parties and developing unique centerpieces
for any occasion. She was very creative and talented in
construction design and could make beauty out of anything. She was
loving, strong and selfless and would do anything for anyone.
Survivors include her children, Ashlee Turek and Kelsey (Frank)
McDonagh; mother, Rosemary Valo; grandson; Chase McDonagh; sister,
Tina Patterson; and also, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins and many many friends. Melissa was predeceased by her
husband, Michael Turek; father, Paul Patterson; and brother, Dale
A memorial service will be held at 4 PM on Thursday, August
22nd at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call at the
funeral home prior to the service starting at 2 PM. Contributions
in memory of Melissa may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.