The Passing of Mayor Pat Somerville

Pat Somerville, former Mayor of Rochester Hills, dies at age 80 Pat Somerville raised show dogs and ran a dog grooming business before getting into politics. She and her late husband Ken moved from Detroit to Rochester Hills in the late 1960s. Local neighborhood issues led Somerville to attend city council meetings, become a council member and eventually became the Mayor of Rochester Hills. She “cared about the people and the city” said her daughter, Autumn VanHollebeke, on Monday from the … [Read more...]

Former mayor Pat Somerville dies

Former Rochester Hills Mayor Pat Somerville died Saturday, March 2, 2013. In an email, her close friend Suzanne White notified friends. "With a heavy heart I write you to tell you our beloved friend passed away this morning. Pat was 80 years old. Pat was not in pain and died peacefully in her sleep." Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. "Pat told me 'I have had a great life, I should write a book! I do not regret a minute of it,'” White said. “Then she would laugh. I will … [Read more...]