Patrick F. Houlihan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 surrounded by his family. Age 79 years. Son of the late Francis P. and Agnes (Peterson) Houlihan, Patrick was born April 16, 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Nancy J. Knapp, his loving wife of 59 years, on February 24, 1962. She survives him. Pat was co-owner and operator of Houlihan Brothers, owner of P. and A. Construction, and owner of Houlihan’s Olde Thyme Roadhouse retiring in 2006. He was a devout member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #8808 and past member of the Fordney Club. Pat was a major benefactor to St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Wing. He enjoyed golfing, cooking and canning, playing cards, teasing friends, helping anyone and especially spending time with his family

Surviving besides his wife Nancy are one son and two daughters, Partrick F. Houlihan Jr., Chicago; Annie Houlihan and Joe Schrems, Saginaw; Mickey and Scott Benedict, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Brittany, Connor and Zachary Benedict, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; two step-grandchildren, Marc and Valerie Schrems, Freeland; Lindsey and Lowell Cramer, Freeland; three great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Madi Schrems, Savannah Cramer; one sister, Margaret and Tom Schultz, Lake Placid, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Houlihan, Saginaw; Don Grill, Lake Placid, Florida; Roger Kramer, Saginaw; Marcia Knapp and Pat DeShone, Freeland; Diann Knapp, Saginaw; right hand man, Dusty Hanson, Beaverton; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Patrick was preceded in death by his brothers, sisters and their spouses, Ruth and Alex Szabo, Marion and Jack Kline, Bill and Doreen Houlihan, Bill and Kathleen Bourdow, Ann Houlihan, Jack and Dorothy Houlihan, Mike Houlihan, Jane Grill, Tom and Rose Houlihan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill Knapp, Barbara Kramer, Chuck Knapp, and Mary Ellen and Jack Petrie.

Honoring Mr. Houlihan’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday January 10, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Parish.