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MULIETT DR. PATRICIA BARNARD
DR. PATRICIA BARNARD MULIETT
Beloved daughter, wife, mother and teacher Mrs. Muliett, of Grosse Pointe Woods, died December 4, 2009. Pat was daughter to George and Rita (McDermott) Barnard, as well as sister to 10 siblings.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Halfpenny.
Pat graduated from Kenston High School in 1960 and St. John College of Cleveland in 1965. She began to pursue her passion of teaching as an elementary teacher in the Solon Public School System. Ms Barnard received a fellowship to Ohio University where she received her Master's Degree in Education. In 1973 Pat earned her Ph.D. from Ohio University on full academic scholarship.
In 1973, while teaching at Merrill Palmer Institute, in Detroit, she met John Gregory Muliett (Greg). She then went on to work at Wayne County Intermediate School District developing a program for 0-3 yr old handicapped infants and their families. This program then spun off to be implemented within the Woodhaven School District.
In 1977, Pat and Greg married. They welcomed the birth of their daughter, Mary Catherine Muliett, in 1978.
Pat continued her career as Program Director of T.O.T.E. (Teach Our Tots Early) in Woodhaven for 6 more years, and later accepted the position as Principle and Title 1 Coordinator in the Mount Clemens Community Schools. She then became the Director of Special Education within the same school district.
In 1989 Pat took a position as Director of a program providing services to 0-3 handicapped children and their families in the Macomb Intermediate School District from which she then retired from the public education system in 1999. Shortly thereafter, another opportunity presented itself as Head Start Director of Macomb County.
Pat and Greg retired simultaneously in 2007. They enjoyed this time together with their family and friends.
She is survived by her husband John Gregory Muliett; daughter, Mary Catherine Muliett; her parents, George and Rita Barnard of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was preceded in death by brother, James Barnard (Mary Cay); sister, Rita Lesesky (Alan); niece, Deana Saraney and brother-in-law, Ronald Redder. She is also survived by eight siblings, Margaret Saraney (Lyle), Robert Barnard (Gayle), Nancy Hastings, Kathleen Skala (Norman), Elizabeth Redder, Donald Barnard (Linda), Thomas Barnard (Barbara) and David Barnard. She was a loving aunt to 61 nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Clubs/Organizations/Hobbies: Metro Detroit Quilters Guild, American Association of University Woman, Sewing and Quilting Group of St. Paul Alter Society, sailing, and dancing.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Autism Society (www.autism-society.org), American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), Little Sisters of The Poor (www.littlesistersofthepoor.org), or IHM - Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (www.ihmsisters.org).
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