Patricia Mary Fant

Patricia Mary Fant (nee Higgins), 82, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida passed away December 4, 2021.  She was born in Buffalo, New York on December 11, 1938.  She moved to Florida in 1984 from Cheektowaga, New York. Patricia was of Catholic faith and attended St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Bushnell, Florida. She spent her career as a professional driver; school bus, charter bus, as well as tractor trailers throughout the United States. She was also a lifelong member of the VFW. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard J. and Pearl T. Higgins; husband, Phillip Fant; daughter, Bridget Neumann; first grandson, Michael Dennis Wenner; and her siblings, Madeline Grey (James R. Grey) and Leonard J. Higgins II.  She is survived by her loving family which includes her son, Gerald John Neumann (Sue Witkowski); three daughters, Dawn Marie Swenden, Mary Lee Gnacinski and Wendy Sue Henry (Mark Henry); sisters, Mary Lee Donohue (Eugene Donohue) and Audrey Higgins. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. 

A Christian memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Faces of Courage.