Patrick Eugene Garries, age 77, of St. Ignace, Michigan, died January 5, 2021, in Petoskey, Michigan. He was born October 13, 1943, in North Branch, Michigan, to Charles Eugene and Wilma Jean (Dewey) Garries.
Patrick grew up in St. Ignace, Michigan, riding the SS Chief Wawatam car ferry to school in Mackinac City part of that time. After graduating from high school in Mackinaw City, he worked at Winkleman’s Shoe Store and then for Pemble’s Grocery as a meat cutter. He began doing construction work with Ray Christiansen and they worked together building everything from houses and docks to commercial buildings. He retired from the Michigan Department of Corrections. He married Lorraine Frank on January 4th, 1963 and raised two sons. He married Paula Bentley on October 13, 1998.
Patrick enjoyed playing on his computer, woodworking, boating, camping, gardening-both flowers and vegetables, riding snowmobile, hunting, and fishing.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Paula; sons, Brent (Becky Windecker) Garries and Kevin Garries; six grandchildren, Kandice (Cory) Killingbeck, Brooke Garries, Brandon Garries, Kaitlyn (Boris) Misic, Tyler (Natasha) Garries, and Austin (Isabelle) Garries; five great grandchildren, Harper, Alivia, Jillian Jean, Maja, and Melina; brother, Michael (Cindy) Garries of St. Ignace, brother-in-law, Richard (Jean) Bentley of St. Ignace; and sisters-in-law, Pamela Bentley of Wyoming, Michigan, and Penny (Duane) Kaminsky of Sparta, Michigan.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jean; and brother, Jerry Garries.
A memorial gathering will be announced in the future.
Final resting place will be in Gros Cap Cemetery in St. Ignace.