Olive O. “GaGa” Patterson Thompson 72 of Donora, formerly of Belle Vernon, McKeesport, and Clairton passed away on Thursday May 25th, 2023 at her home. She was born in Clairton on May 21st, 1951 to the late James H. and Frances Ray Patterson. Olive was the loving wife of 23 years to the late James C. Thompson Sr. She is survived by her son James C. (Laura) Thompson Jr. of McKeesport, daughter Melissa Thompson of Wilkinsburg, sisters Ruth Ann Rhodenhaven of Donora, Linda Apperson of Donora, brothers Harry (Marlene) Patterson of Fredericksburg VA, Larry Patterson of Uniontown, grandchildren Alyssa, Cassidy, Brad, Kayla, Dylan, Karly, and CJ and great-grandchildren Marlena, Aden, and Jaden, as well as nieces and nephews. Olive was preceded in death by her son Carlton Thompson and her sister Shirley Saba. She was a member of the Mon Valley Community Life Senior Center, she enjoyed listening to music, Pure Gold Group band, and spending time with her grandchildren. She worked as a personal care nurse for 12 years at Lawson Nursing Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray cost. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
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