Patricia Jean Dwyer Moy

Patricia Jean Dwyer Moy, a renaissance woman - lawyer, writer, gardener, avid doll collector, seamstress and wonderful mother - passed away Jan. 22, 2022.

A 40-year resident of Hinsdale, Patricia was a writer before she became a lawyer. She wrote a short story under the pseudonym Gina Scott, which she entered in a writing contest. When she won, she split the prize money with her two children.

When she was in Taiwan for months, awaiting the adoption of Kenny, Patricia wrote the funniest letters to the family. She also drafted two mystery novels which became lost as Alzheimer's ravaged her brain.

Patricia loved her garden and most of all she loved the roses. If you came to visit her in the summer, you got a tour of her rose garden. She had the same passion for the dolls she collected. She was never so happy as when someone wanted to see her doll collection. If she made a recent acquisition, then a full tour of the dolls was needed. Patricia was also a terrific seamstress, who had a passion for fairness, but most of all she will be remember as a wonderful, generous, fun-loving mother.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her children, Gina Dolin, Scott Dolin and Kenneth J .; and her grandson, Caleb.

Visitation is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook.

A remembrance service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment is at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.

In remembrance, please send a flower, plant or tree or make a donation online to the American Alzheimer's Association at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.