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Patricia Kennedy Lenz
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Peninsula Humane Society where she volunteered for many years.
  • Peninsula Human Society
    1450 Rollins Rd
    Burlingame, CA 94010
  • This was another favorite charity of Pat. Don volunteers for them.
  • Call of the Sea
    3020 Bridgeway #278
    Sausalito, CA 94965

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“Kathy, I have too many wonderful memories of your mom being my volunteer and Peninsula Humane Society. I was so blessed to have her working with me...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Alvis (MacGaffey) - CA

“A beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Epstein - Burlingame, CA

“Pat was a loving woman--and a terrific cook. Alan, my husband and I, will always treasure sharing holiday meals with Pat and her family. Our own...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Frank - Beaufort, NC

“What a wonderful remembrance of your Mom. Pat was a very special person!! Sweet and kind and always ready to help you, ie hiring me at the Stonestown...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Riya Murray - Santa Rosa, CA

“The many memories I have of my mother is how loving, caring and wonderful of a grandmother to my two sons Jim and Jeff. I had fun times playing...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Dianna Piety - Santa Clara, CA

“Kathy, Don and family your dear mother Will always be remembered by us as a kind soul. Her heart was always in the right place showing kindness and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Grangoff - Hercules, CA

“My sincere condolences to the family. May her memory stay with you and warm your hearts. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Gerry Dunphy - Florianopolis, CA

“She was the most loving and caring grandmother one could ask for. I will miss her cute Facebook messages, teaching her how to use technology and...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Piety - Austin, TX

“Patricia was a very dear friend to me for many years. We met at the allergy clinic in Pleasanton, CA. We hit it off as if we have been friends...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Elaine Vind - Peoria, AZ - Friend

“She absolutely did not fit the "mother-in-law" picture that is depicted in jokes and songs. She was always wonderful to me and I will miss her. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Don Dains - Burlingame, CA

“We will miss my mom. She was the best mom. She was a sweet, generous person. She loved her family and friends so much. Thank you all who have reached...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Katherine Dains - Burlingame, CA


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Patricia Kennedy Lenz was born on August 26, 1931 in New York City, NY. She passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020. Patricia was a resident of Pleasanton, California. Patricia married Sgt. Herbert Spencer Lenz on July 7, 1951 in Great Neck, NY.

The couple had three children Steven James (1952-2018), Katherine Mary, and Dianna Joan. Patricia is survived by her sister Joan Britt, daughter-in-law Victoria Lenz, son-in-law Donald Dains, and surrogate daughter Patricia Velotta. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, Darren, Jim, Jeff, Steve Jr., Peter, Christine, Brittany and Cameron. She also loved her extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins and great-grandchildren that are scattered all over the country.

Her childhood was spent in Great Neck, NY. After the marriage to Herbert, he was sent to Korea with the Marine Corps. She moved to California in 1952 where Steven and Katherine were born, they were re-stationed to Opa Locka Florida in 1956 where Dianna was born. Then back to California for the remainder of her life. She and the children spent there early years growing up in San Francisco with the 40th Avenue gang.

She will be remembered as a wonderful, caring and generous person. She had many friends where she lived and loved to play mahjong and keep up on Facebook.

Our hearts are broken. We will miss her. A party will be held in her honor at some time in the future.