Patricia Kay (Gordon) Caflisch

November 17, 1944 ~ July 23, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Patricia Caflisch, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at her home in rural Chatfield.

Patricia Kay Gordon was born November 17, 1944, in Torrance, CA, to Kyle and Lillian (Pope) Gordon.

Patricia graduated from Millikan High School in Long Beach, CA in 1962. She attended Long Beach City College.

Patricia moved to Rochester, MN in 1970. She participated in chorale and musical theater performances in and around Rochester, where she met her husband, Paul. Paul and Patricia married in 1976. Together they travelled the US and shared many interests.

Patricia enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, baking, sports, travel, and her pets.

Patricia is survived by one brother Michael (Joyce) Gordon, one sister Kyleen Gordon Benson, nieces and nephews, cousins, and other friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, and one brother John Gordon.

A graveside service for Patricia was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Chatfield.

Riley Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are welcome at

Patricia’s family would like to thank Mayo Clinic & Hospital and Mayo Clinic Hospice for their support and care over the last five years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to  the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research at   OR The Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at

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