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Fay M. (Martin) Patti

November 3, 1928 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 91)

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Fay M. Patti, age 91, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Fay was born in Summit Hill, PA, daughter of the late William and Mildred (Lynn) Martin.

She dedicated her life to raising her family and in her spare time, enjoyed playing solitaire; watching her favorite soap operas; and reading. Fay was an extremely talented seamstress and crafted numerous handmade quilts for her family and friends.

Fay is survived by her children, John, Jr. (Ruthy), James (Nancy), William (Peggy), Barbara Volk (Richard), and Richard; her 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, with 1 on the way; and her brother, Edwin Martin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John R. Patti in October of 2015; and her siblings, William Martin, and Lorraine “Aunt Peanut” Benner.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 10:30am-11:30am on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where a brief service will conclude the visitation. Interment at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held privately with the family due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fay’s memory can be made to Meals on Wheels, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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June 24, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Remembrance Service
June 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Private Interment

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


Meals on Wheels - Delaware
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 207, Wilmington DE 19801

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