Patricia Ann "Pat" Rizzuto (Maddux)

August 01, 1932 - May 28, 2024

Patricia Ann "Pat" Rizzuto (Maddux)

August 01, 1932 - May 28, 2024


Patricia Ann Rizzuto (Maddux) closed her eyes on May 28, 2024, and peacefully said goodbye to a life well-lived.

Pat was born August 1st, 1932, in Lincoln Nebraska to Reese and Edith Maddux. A graduate of Shadle High School class of 1950, she married Michael J. Rizzuto on September 18th, 1952.

Pat and Mike partnered Westgate Builders and settled in Edmonds, enjoying the benefits of a successful business and raising their three children. She remained in Edmonds, a community she loved, volunteering at the Edmonds Senior Center for over 30 years, singing in the Edmonds Chorale, and creating a family of friends while enjoying her favorite hobby of bowling at Robin hood Lanes.

Never one to sit still, Pat had a zest for life and was incredibly devoted to her family and friends. Many fond memories include her famous Halloween parties, being a founding member of the Back-Stop Betties, her always delicious pies and holiday treats, and being the ever-present and most supportive grandma on the sidelines at any and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sports and events.

She loved to travel, always off to visit family and friends, participating in traveling bowling leagues, road trips, cruises, and beyond. Pat was an avid crochet enthusiast, making her family afghans and slippers for warmth and comfort.

Shockingly funny with a bit of sarcasm, impeccably dressed and always manicured, loving, adventurous, kind and giving, we will remember our beautiful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend every time we hear a train announce its passage through town, see a woman protect her curls with toilet tissue and a satin pillowcase, or hear a Tom Jones hit.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents Reese and Edith Maddux, longtime partner, John Vanderhalf, siblings Alice Fraker, Samuel Maddux, and Ron Maddux; and in-laws Jack Rizzuto, Sam Rizzuto, Tom Rizzuto, and Myrna Rizzuto.

She leaves behind a well-loved family including her son, Michael Rizzuto; daughters Leanne Shannon and Karen Keown; grandchildren Ryan (Cici) Shannon, Heather Rodriguez, Kati (Elena) Shannon, Holly (Josh) Shannon, Lindsey Shannon, Michael Keown, Bennett (Sarah) Keown, and Beau (Lauren) Keown, 14 great-grandchildren, and 17 nieces and nephews.

Please join us in a celebration of Pat’s journey on Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Nile Country Club – 6601 244th Street, Mountlake Terrace.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Edmonds Waterfront Center – 220 Railroad Avenue (P.O. Box 717, Edmonds WA, 98020 or

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: July 27, 2024 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Nile Country Club
  • Location: 6601 244th Street Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (425) 776-5154

Edmonds Waterfront Center

  • Address: 220 Railroad Avenue (P.O. Box 717, Edmonds WA, 98020 - (Get Directions)
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  • Phone Number: (425) 774-5555
  • Description: As a multigenerational, multicultural center we are committed to bringing generations together and helping people thrive! The EWC has fast become a hub for connecting, for community health, education, art, and a venue for life’s celebrations. Now, nearly 3 years after offering our first programs in the new center, we are finding our stride. The membership just crossed a record setting, 4,000 members. Community members are embracing our more than 75 programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on building social connections. For many, the EWC has served as a lifeline. Any donation, big or small, will help us to continue to offer our vital programs.

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