Wake: Friends may call Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 A. M. in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Donations: Memorial contributions are requested to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast FL 32164 or Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 2381 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Carmae M. Patchen


November 22, 1911 ~ May 20, 2012

Carmae M. Patchen, age 100, died Sunday, May 20th, in Sterling House, Palm Coast, Florida. She was the wife of the late Charles Patchen.

Born in Stamford, November 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Marietta Melfi DePompa. Mrs. Patchen was an active member of St. Philip Parish and the Msgr. Thomas J. Finn Council, No. 46, of the Columbiettes; of which she was their first President. She was also active with the Red Cross, R. S. V. P. and the Norwalk Senior Center, prior to moving to Florida in 2004. Mrs. Patchen was known for her crocheting, especially for St. Philip’s Christmas Fair.

Survivors include two daughters; Mary Lou Delio, and her husband Angelo, of St. Augustine, Florida, and Carol Kilduff and her husband Dennis, of Palm Coast, a granddaughter; Karla Jones and her husband Kevin, and a great grandson, Andrew Jones.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 A. M. in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions are requested to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast FL 32164 or Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 2381 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

  1. Carmae, you were an inspiration to so many of us! You made our lives a little brighter with your wit and humor and you made all of our holidays special with your crocheting talents. We’re so lucky that you were a part of our lives. We’ll miss you.

    May 25, 2012
    Peg and Jim Wolf -
  • Dear Carmae, you have always been someone to admire, respect and warmly loved for your thoughtfulness of others and giving nature. Your visits to Florida to your cousin, Helen, my mother, during the winter months of her later life were such a joy to her and to all of us. You will always remain a beacon of light to whom we all aspire.

    You will be in our hearts and prayers,
    Love,
    Pat and Fred

    May 31, 2012
    Pat and Fred Simanek -
  • I’m so sorry for your loss Honey, but I’m happy to hear that your mamma expressed her raideness to go be with her Lord. I lost my beautiful GM 2 yrs ago, unexpectedly, to complications after a bout with shingles. She was the woman who raised me and my best friend. I know how difficult the holidays can be with such a huge void in your heart, but our God is good and in His love he shows us grace and mercy by comforting our souls. I pray that every time you think of your mamma you see her dancing with Jesus, that’s what I see my Grandma doing and it makes my heart smile every time :)Warm Hug,Irma

    June 13, 2012
    Afolabi -
  • I am truly sorry for your loss. My dad was a vet too and he received a plot, liner and heatsdone (plate) in a veterans cemetary. You should contact a reputable funeral home. You will need a copy of his military discharge certificate. If you don’t have this then there will be a delay.. The director of the home will be able to make the arraingment for the certificates but having the discharge paper will help. Be prepared to spend for a casket, transportation, and preparations. The fees for us were by the day.Being a veteran he is entitled to a military service. Call your local veterans (VA) and they can explain the procedures. And God Bless You and thank-you for a father who served our country!

    June 16, 2012
    Kish -
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