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.