Paterek, Melissa Jo; a resident of Willow, AK; received her angel wings August 5, 2014 in Calgary, Canada after being afflicted with a tragic illness diagnosed only a few weeks earlier. Her last days on earth were spent with her loving family by her side and many relatives and friends praying for a miracle. Melissa was born November 20, 1955 and graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 1973 and went on to earn her B.S. in nursing from Eastern Michigan University in 1982. Our Sweet Melissa leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her son, Nathan Watson, Valdez, AK.; parents, Jack and Polly Paterek; brothers, John Paterek (Cindy), Daniel Paterek (Elise); sisters, Rebecca Paterek-Sykes (Joe), Libby Paterek-Johnston (Bob); several cousins, nieces and nephews. She also leaves many dear and beloved friends. She has touched so many lives with her warmth, generosity and humor. There will be a celebration of Melissa’s life Sunday October 19, 2014 at Cherry Creek Golf Club, 52000 Cherry Creek Dr., Shelby Twp., MI 48316. Memorial 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Melissa’s son and family have requested donations be sent to Polly Paterek at 636 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307 to help with the unexpected finances.Published in Daily Tribune on Oct. 12, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book - Bob DeVos Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Melissa Paterek Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Melissa Paterek Add a photo +