Vail Daily obituary: Patricia E. Riggin, 1936-2015
Patricia E. Riggin, 79, died on April 17 in Denver.
A funeral mass will be offered in St. Mary’s Church in Nutley, New Jersey, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Visiting is at the Prout Funeral Home, (www.proutfuneralhome.com), which is located at 370 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona, New Jersey, will be on Saturday from 9-10 a.m.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Patti moved to Vail over 30 years ago.
She was a classically trained ballerina and dance instructor who was very involved in the fine arts and Catholic faith communities of Vail. Patti was a lifelong member of Dance Masters of America and a choreographer for numerous charitable events throughout the years.
She is survived by her four sons, Scott (his wife, Lisa), Mark (his wife, Stephanie), Brett and Todd; and her siblings, William Fitzsimmons, Karen Cawthorne and Michael Fitzsimmons. She is also survived by five grandchildren and a large circle of dear friends in Vail.
A memorial mass and celebration of her life in Vail will be announced.