302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Patricia M. Lewis

Patricia McLaughlin Lewis, age 87 of Wilmington, DE formerly of Lewes passed away on November 15, 2019.

A native Delawarean, Pat was born in Wilmington the oldest of seven children of Katherine and William McLaughlin. A graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and Goldey Beacom, Pat retired from the DuPont Company in 1982 after 33 years of service, and then took her talents to Westvaco Corporation for 10 years.

Fulfilling her dream of living at the beach in 2000 she moved to Lewes. Ever the energizer bunny Pat kept busy working at St. Edmond Church Office, The Wooden Indian and The Royal Treat, all in Rehoboth Beach. The work was fun, but the friends she met along the way enriched her life beyond her wildest dreams. Proud of her volunteer work, she treasured being honored for 15 years of volunteer service to Delaware Hospice.

Pat is survived by her son Leon H. Ryan III (Candy) of Birmingham, AL, daughter Mary Roth (Michael) of Wilmington, and three incredible grandchildren Holston, Ash and Colby Ryan. She is also survived by siblings Joan C. McLaughlin, Linda Kegley, Stewart McLaughlin, William McLaughlin and Eugene McLaughlin. Along with her beloved nephews, niece and great newphews. She was predeceased by her parents Katherine and William McLaughlin, sister Barbara Regener, brother-in-law Eugene Regener and nephews Timothy and Eugene Regener, and be-loved sister-in-laws Patricia McLaughlin and Marge McLaughlin. And Granddogs too numerous to mention and many, many friends.

The family wishes to thank her dear friends who were by her side in times of celebration and struggle. Oh how she loved you all! The next time you find yourself in Rehoboth, stop in for Mass at St. Edmond’s, have breakfast at The Royal Treat, pick-up a book at Browseabout Books, get a gift at the Wooden Indian and maybe a slice at Nicola’s Pizza, and think of Mom. She’s smiling and watching over all of us.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A viewing will be held prior at the church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A committal service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Donations in her memory may be made to Johns Hopkins ALS Clinic, 855 N. Wolfe St, Suite 270, Baltimore, MD 21205 or Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Rd, Newark, DE 19711.

Funeral Services

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A viewing will be held prior at the church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A committal service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Condolences

    Kelly warner writes,
    Condolences to the family , I always enjoyed seeing her in the office and I loved our talks and hugs and in some cases we just looked at each other and knew that no words were needed! Her presence and smile always brightened my day and she will always hold a special place in my heart!
    11/17/2019 09:38 am
    Mary Morris writes,
    I had the pleasure of working with Pat at Westvaco and had kept in touch up to a couple years ago. She always asked for updates on our family. Pat had a great since of humor. She also had what I called "the DuPont classiness". Always dressed impeccably and acted professionally. She will hold a special place in my heart.
    11/17/2019 01:33 pm
    Karen Keane lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so saddened to read this. My Mom worked with “Aunt Pat” at Westvaco and was there a lot when I was growing up! I saw her last a few years ago. My heart is sad! My thoughts are with all of the family as she was a wonderful soul and a classy lady! She’s deserves her wings! So sorry for your loss!
    11/17/2019 02:03 pm
    June Pesikey writes,
    My sincere sympathy to all the family. I have many wonderful memories of working with Pat at Westvaco. We kept in touch for years until her health prevented her from communicating. She was a very special person whom I will remember fondly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. June Pesikey
    11/17/2019 02:37 pm
    June Pesikey writes,
    My sincere sympathy to all the family. I have many wonderful memories of working with Pat at Westvaco. She always had a warm smile and brought much joy to my life. We stayed in touch until her illness prevented her from communicating. I will always remember her fondly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. June Pesikey
    11/17/2019 03:22 pm
    Sue Ellen Hicks lit a candle and writes,
    Pat was a special friend to my Mother Catherine Ann Henderson. Pat and her children, Leon and Mary, were truly a blessing to our family! She is at home with the Lord now and may she Rest In Peace. Love, Sue Ellen Hicks (Henderson)
    11/17/2019 06:10 pm
    Marilyn Mays lit a candle and writes,
    I am so sorry to hear of my dear friend’s passing. Pat was my supervisor at DuPont. She was my boss, but always a friend. We shared birthday cards every year after I left the company. We kept in touch even after my son was born 38 years ago. I have a picture of her holding him when he was a baby. We were able to have lunch together a few years ago when she lived in Lewes. We shared old memories and made new ones. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend. Love you.
    11/17/2019 06:33 pm
    Mary Jane Keane writes,
    I would like to express my sympathy to my dearest friend's family. Pat was always a special person to me. We met in 1972 at Du Pont and immediately became friends. I have always held her in my heart in a special place. Will truly miss her. Wish I could wish her goodbye but am living in Florida. All my love, Mary Jane
    11/18/2019 11:04 pm
    Ann Marie Jennings lit a candle and writes,
    The world lost a wonderful woman when God took her home. Pat has been a family friend for well over 57 years. We all loved her deeply. We will miss her. My sincere condolences to her family. All our Love The Jennings (Annie)
    11/20/2019 03:30 am
    Ann Marie Jennings writes,
    Truly a Wonderful, Classy Lady. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be forever missed and thought about. Rest In Peace Miss. Pat ❤️
    11/23/2019 09:54 am
    Ash Chandler Ryan lit a candle and writes,
    It’s so sweet and emotional to read all these nice and beautiful messages on here from all these beautiful people. She loved everyone the same no matter who you were. She always respected people and cared about people and their friends. It’s sad but we all know she has her wings in heaven now. I miss you and love you Mom Mom.
    11/23/2019 08:21 pm

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