Patricia E. Rhines



Patricia “Patti” E. Rhines, age 71, of Connellsville, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 5, at Heritage Valley Hospital in Sewickley after her many years long battle with diabetes. She was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Connellsville, to the late William and Elizabeth (Lauer) Cunningham. She moved to California in 1982. In 2010 she retired as a supervisor for Sacramento County Utilities Billing and Service and moved back to Connellsville. She enjoyed talking to and visiting with her family while sharing family history and memories.

She was a proud and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be greatly missed. Patricia is survived by her sons and their families, Richard Mader Jr. (wife Heather and children Emily, Colleen, Ben and John) of California and Christopher Rhines (wife Jeanielynn and children Christopher and Kaelin) of Pennsylvania, sister Nancy Mizikar of Pennsylvania, brother Robert Cunningham of Ohio. She is preceded in death by her brother, John “Jack” Cunningham and her sister Florence Boehmer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Venture Church 935 Frost Road, Streetsboro, Ohio. Everyone is welcome to join the family for food and fellowship immediately after the service. All arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. To offer a condolence or remembrance please visit

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