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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aetna Ladies Auxiliary c/o R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE, 19711.

Pause On Angels Wings by Charles D. Denler
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“Missing you big doll ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Lissa Laverne - Avon park, FL

“Patty you were a wonderful daughter of my best friend. Will miss you and we will meet again. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: peg bullinger - glen allen, VA

“Patty, Even tho' we never met, it has been a pleasure knowing both your parents. Your Dad joined our Senior class at Granite Falls High School,...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Grace Mitchell - Lenoir, NC

“Pat took me to one of my first high school football games. Christiana was playing Newark. Home game for the Vikings, I don't remember who won but I...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Keith Tolley - Townsend, DE

“We have a beautiful angel in heaven watching over us now-smiling. she will always be in our heart and our memories. love and miss you dearly. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: David & Sheila Manns - DE

“WE ALWAYS ENJOYED Y OUR VISITS TO YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER . AND COMING OVER TO OUR HOME. KAI-TU LOVED YOU. WE ALWAYS RECEIVED YOUR XMAS. CARD...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: LARRY lAWREENCE & SAM BRYANT - FL

“Betty & Floyd, I know your heart is breakjing and aching, this is something us older people (haha) should not have to bear. We just never know what...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Lois Belding - Palm City, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers to Patti's family and friends. She may no longer be among us, but her memory will live on in all your hearts. {Hugs} ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: THe Higgins Family - Newark, DE

“God loaned you a beautiful daughter and now He has her in His care. Keeping you and your family close in thoughts and prayers now and in the days...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Jo Ann Brooks Sauls - Monticello, GA

“We were so sorry, Betty, to hear about your daughter Patti. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will pray FOR you and her tonight, and...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Virgil & Nancy Marcum - Ocala, FL

“Love you very much Patti and you will be very missed. Thank-you for always being there. So sorry for your lose Frenchie and Shauna. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Sue Conover & Tiffany Tyers - NJ

“Patti is the best human being .. i will never forget.her. she is a very special person in my life. i lost contact with her. but she will always be in...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: antoinette m grier - wilmington, DE

“Frank and Freda jeandell ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Freda jeandell - Landenberg, PA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Patricia. The Angels are rejoicing of her coming home , Never again will she have anymore pain. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Sue NeSmith - Eustis, FL

“My Beautiful Patti: My heart is broken; I will miss you so very much !!!! Your phone calls every Sunday and anytime something important came to...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Betty Carrigan - Port Saint Lucie, FL

“Carl and Shauna, I am so sorry for your loss. Patti was a caring friend to whomever she met. The Blue Hen Ladies Bowling League will miss her and her...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Terry Johnson - DE

“Dear Frenchy & Shauna, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Kelley Murray - Elkton, MD

“Our condolences to all of you.Patti was a good Ladies Aux. friend years ago. She had such a beautiful voice. Good mamories will have to do Al and...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Silverman - Newark, DE

“Dear Patti Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories you and I have shared for so long. I shall keep them close in my heart. Until we meet...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Snyder - Avon Park, FL

“Aunt Patti, you will always be in a special place in my heart. You will be truly missed by many. Now you dont have to suffer. Rest in peace and...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Amber Denney - Avon Park, FL

“All of us here are sending our sympathy and support to you and yours. We're here if you need us.........hope you know that!!!! ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: sandy Kane - Newark, DE

“Hey guys sorry to hear the bad news. We wish we we could be there for you all. If we can do anything. Please let us. Know. ...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: paul &marilyn vanschoick - lorain, OH

“Wince and Shauna...so sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend on Friday. If I can so anything for you guys just let us know...please accept our...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Joe & Pamela Nash - Newark, DE

“Frenchie, So sorry to read about your and Shauna's loss. Barbara and I are sending our thoughts and prayers your way. May God give you strength...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Hicks


Patricia Ann French, 56, of Newark, DE, passed away at her home Saturday April 27, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Huntington, WV on March 17, 1957, Patty was the daughter of Floyd and Betty Carrigan of Port St. Lucie, FL. She was a 1975 graduate of Christiana High School. She was a member of the Monday night Ladies League at Blue Hen Lanes, was a member of a Trivial Pursuit group and also enjoyed playing Bunko with her friends. She enjoyed spending time at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia. Patty was a life member of Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Ladies Auxiliary, joining the fire company in 1982. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by husband of nearly 35 years, Carl W. French of Newark; a daughter Shauna French and her fiancé Scott Estep of Newark; a brother, David Manns and his wife Sheila of Delaware City, DE; and a sister Kathy Carrigan Helsel and her husband Rodney of Myrtle Beach, SC.
A service celebrating her life will be held at Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Co., 400 Ogletown Rd. Newark DE 19711 on Friday May 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be made to the Aetna Ladies Auxiliary c/o R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE, 19711.