Thursday, June 6, 2024

Patricia L. “Patt” O’Donnell Mueller, 88

Atlanta, GA - Patricia L. Patt ODonnell Mueller of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully on May 15, 2024, following an extended illness. She was 88.

Patt’s story began on August 16, 1935, in Buffalo, NY, as the first child born to George W. ODonnell and Miriam E. (Weymouth) ODonnell. From that moment, there were people, places, and perspectives she treasured throughout her life... Growing up in Buffalo, NY, and later in Wellsville, NY, where she graduated from Wellsville High School. Being selected to sing in WHSs Madrigals, and loving music throughout her life, especially when it brought her together with friends who loved it, too. Returning to Buffalo to attend Dr. Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing and earning her Registered Nurse credentials. Caring for others as a nurse for over 40 years. Meeting the love of her life, Henry W. Butch Mueller, marrying, and raising their children in Wellsville and later, Atlanta. Hosting parties and gatherings for family and friends, and cooking for days in preparation for them. Believing in her Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, and Buffalo Bills regardless of how well their seasons might be going. Worshiping as a United Methodist, valuing great preaching, appreciating beautiful choral performances, and feeling God&s presence. Vacationing every year for decades at Las Olas Beach Club in Satellite Beach, FL, where she developed long-time friendships and served on the Board of Directors. Volunteering for the Georgia Transplant Foundation with Butch for many years. Moving to Melbourne, FL, and enjoying retirement years with wonderful neighbors and friends until Butchs passing. MakingChristmas cookies and candy every year with a special friend. Sending and receiving pretty floralarrangements. Getting her hair and nails done regularly. Faithfully watching her favorite daytime dramas and all things Hallmark Channel. Going to lunch and talking on the phone regularly with dear friends and former colleagues. Relaxing in a comfortable recliner...

Most of all, she adored her family. Those who predeceased her include her parents; her husband of 56 years, Henry W. Butch Mueller; and beloved siblings Winifred Winnie” ODonnell Dincher and John E. Jack ODonnell. Patt is survived by her daughter, Patty Heitmuller, of Atlanta, GA; her son, David Mueller (Janet), of Blairsville, GA; treasured grandchildren, Kristin Mueller (fiancé Jake), of Salida, CO, Ryan Mueller (Emily), of Acworth, GA, and Megan Mueller (fiancé David) of Smyrna, GA; the real star of the show, her great-grandson, Kit Mueller; her sister-in-law, Pauletta Thomas ODonnell, of Horseheads, NY; as well as ODonnell and Mueller family nieces and nephews residing in every corner of the US.

A memorial service is planned for June 21, 11:00 a.m., at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA. A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur, GA, is entrusted with arrangements. Final interment for both Mr. and Mrs. Mueller will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, NY, with J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home coordinating a graveside service on July 31 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Patts family requests donations in her memory to Parkinson Voice Project, 646 N Coit Road #2250, Richardson, TX 75080 ( or Georgia Transplant Foundation, 2201 Macy Drive, Roswell, GA, 30076 ( To leave online condolences please visit

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