Patricia ‘Patti’ Anne-Newell Jochim

June 13, 1947 - January 20, 2022

Patricia ‘Patti’ Anne-Newell Jochim

Our St. Patrick Community hearts are heavy and broken with the passing of our Dear Friend and lifetime parishioner, Patti. For MANY she was the face of St. Patrick’s, both literally and figuratively, as so often she was there greeting us as we arrived for Mass. Patti’s presence was woven into every pillar of what parish life stands for. We will miss you dearly, friend!

Patricia “Patti” Anne Jochim (Newell), age 74, formerly of Saint Francis, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022. She was a High School graduate of Saint Ben’s all girl boarding school and received her master’s degree from College of Saint Thomas in 1977. She retired after 33 years of teaching from Saint Francis school district where she influenced and changed so many students’ lives. Patti devoted her entire self as a parishioner and employee of Saint Patrick’s Church. There she gave her time, talent, and treasure by keeping the church clean and organized, often helping with set up and cleaning for weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Seven Sisters for many years. She gave her talent in teaching religious education, Vacation Bible School, volunteering for the church festivals, garage sales, and everything else in-between. Patti generously donated not only to the church but to numerous organizations, especially to Feed My Starving Children, Family Missions Company, Pregnancy Resource Center, and many more organizations. Patti enjoyed camping and driving to as many national parks as she could. She also enjoyed reading a variety of books, building puzzles, and making bead projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Newell.

Patti is survived by her daughter JaNeen (Jeremy) Pouliot; two granddaughters, Autumn and Grace Pouliot; brothers, Don and Tim Newell; sister, Kathleen Nuggent along with numerous nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces.

The family would like to express their thanks for the generous support from the parishioners of St. Patrick Catholic Church and friends. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Feed My Starving Children.

Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St NW; Andover – Visitation, Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Rosary prayed at 10:00 a.m.

Interment St. Patrick Cemetery following funeral.

Luncheon in the Social Hall after burial.


“What I longed for, I now see; what I hoped for, I now possess; In heaven I am espoused to Him whom on earth I loved with all my heart.”


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.