Patti Maliga

Patti Maliga

Tuesday, March 20th, 1956 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Patti Maliga, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020, at their home in Chicago, Illinois. Patti was born on March 20, 1956 in Elgin, Il. She was the daughter of Samuel Jones and the late Barbara Jones.

Patti Was a 1977 graduate of South East Missouri State University with a degree in Mathematics. While working at Sears in the Sears Tower in Chicago she met the love of her life, Kenneth Maliga, whom she married on January 30, 1982 at Mahogany Hill Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They enjoyed over 38 happy years of marriage.

Patti and Ken began their lives together in Chicago, then Oregon, Texas, St. Croix USVI and Palm Springs, CA, ultimately coming full circle back to Chicago. They spent many of their years together traveling abroad and exploring the world. Other places they lived included Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and London. Patti had a passion for all living things, including exotic tropical plants. She and Ken enjoyed an adventurous life few can imagine and made it a point to visit beautiful gardens and ancient sites all over the world.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Kenneth, sisters Kathy Roberson of Tucson, Az, and Judy Cox-Henderson (Don) of DeKalb, IL and Thomas Jones of Marshall, Mn. Her memory will be treasured by all those close to her.

Donations in Patti’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association (, Or the Chicago Grant Park Summer music festival:

Please visit PATTI MALIGA BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS-Chicago. Info., 773-581-9000.
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Anne Silander

Posted at 04:19pm
Pattie will be truly missed. I had the pleasure of working with her at MBNA and she was my go to for questions, advice and a confidence boost. She was very knowledgeable and professional. We kept in touch after the MBNA stint when she and Ken moved to St. Croix. I wish I had been able to visit them. She is in a better place now and hopefully at peace. So sorry for your loss Ken.

Viktor Szucs

Posted at 10:12pm
Patti was funny, kind, and wise. I’m so sorry she’s gone.  I’ll never forget that visit to Villa Sybarite, and all the laughs we had about charms and challenges of living on St. Croix. I will always remember her for her zest for life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. 

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Posted at 10:11pm
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Charlene Taylor

Posted at 03:40pm
It's so hard to believe that Patti is gone. I am already missing our talks, shared recipes. favorite books, Netflix shows, and travel pictures. Patti packed a lot of living in her short 64 years. She was one of the smartest women I ever knew. I will miss her.

Charlene Taylor

Posted at 03:37pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Patti... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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