Carmela Patterson

Carmela Patterson, age 83, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family after a short illness at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Emma and Didio Trincia. She graduated from Wilmington High School and was a homemaker for most of her life. Carmela was a member of the St. Anthony's Senior Center and a parishioner of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, John J. Patterson, Jr., and her brothers, James and Joseph Trincia.

She is survived by her sons, John Patterson and his wife, Linda of Hockessin, DE, David Patterson of Newark, DE, and Daniel Patterson and his wife, Tammy, of Wilmington, DE; her grandchildren, Jonathan (Leanna), Jason (Katie), Jeremy, Ryan, Courtney, Daniel, and Lauren; her great-granddaughter, Brinley; her sister-in-law, Matilda Trincia; and her brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Ellen Fucella.

The family would like to thank the staff of Manor Care Nursing Home and the Christiana MIC Unit for their compassionate care.

A visitation will be held on Friday June 22, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12 PM at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, DE 19805. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's High School, 1500 Cedar Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.


Submitted by Cathie Skirvin on
"Aunt" Carmela was loved by many, and will be dearly missed by all. May you find comfort in knowing that we have another "Angel" watching over us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Cathie

Submitted by Alberta & Joe P... on
Danny and family. So sorry to read about your moms passing. Joe and I met her several times. We knew her through you and old neighbors, Beth & Nick. She was nice to have a chat with. Our condolences to all.

Submitted by Pat on
My condolences to the family. God wanted another angel. Sure do miss her sitting in the lobby and waving at me walking my dog. RIP

Submitted by Ashley Lauren on
Dear family of Carmela, I want to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. It can be very hard to deal with the loss of a loved one. I hope you find true comfort during this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Ps 83:18).

Submitted by Hope Brown on
I'm sorry for your loss. Ms Camilla was one of my favorite residents at Manor Care. I am going to miss not seeing and talking to her. God bless!

Submitted by Bob Charles on
John, Dave, and Danny, So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Want to send my deepest sympathy and condolences. Unfortunately I’m away and could not make the funeral, but I’m there in spirit. I never met Carmela, but felt like I knew her from all the proud talk from the Patterson boys. I know she’s in heaven whipping up up one of her classic Italian dinners. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. God Bless.

Submitted by Brittany Amin on
Dear Patterson family, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have recently lost a loved one and it still hurts at times. I have found that the scripture at Psalms 55:22 really encouraged me when I was feeling down. That scripture reads “Throw your burden on Jehovah and he himself will sustain you, never will he allow the righteous one to totter.” At times it feels like the burden on grief can be too heavy. However, God offers us the opportunity to throw our problems on him and he will help us carry the load. Knowing that God is here to support me helped me greatly I hope it helps you too.

Submitted by Ron Patterson on
Sorry for your loss, time heals the pain and the memories will always remain in your hearts.

Submitted by Dr. Charles Calhoon on
Our Deepest Condolences to the Patterson Family. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Fondly, Dr. Calhoon, Dr. Karian, Robin, Taylor, Peggy, Nicole, Theresa, Tina, Debbie, Denise, Beth

Submitted by Rebecca on
My sincere condolences to you and your family, may you find comfort in the words find at 2 Corinthians 1:2- 4.Sincerely, Rebecca