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Patricia Ann Kelleher Longobardi  

Patricia Ann Kelleher Longobardi

August 28, 1933 – February 9, 2015

Patricia Ann Kelleher Longobardi, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, February 9, 2015.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 28, 1933, Patricia was the daughter of the late John Kelleher and Ann (Szalkowski) Kelleher. She attended St. Elizabeth’s Grade School and graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1952. Pat wed her high school sweetheart, Jack Longobardi, and they were married for 50 years. Pat loved her family and was a dedicated homemaker. In addition to raising her family, Pat worked as a bookkeeper, first for her husband’s business, and later for James Julian, Inc. for more than 20 years.

Pat was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. Active in her community, she was a member of the New Castle and Weston Senior Centers, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) and she also served as a volunteer for Seasons Hospice. In her leisure time, Pat enjoyed penny bingo, occasional trips to the casinos, as well as reading, cooking, playing cards, crocheting, and gardening. She also enjoyed the company of her devoted canine companion, Roxy, who was always by her side. She was happiest making wonderful memories with her family and carrying on favorite family traditions, such as Christmas Eve dinner. Pat was loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her including her dear friend, Joan Roach.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John R. “Jack” Longobardi. She is survived by her five children, Joe (Ann) Longobardi, Carmela Longobardi, Claire (Curt) Kauffmann, Patty (Joe) Roach and Jackie Becker; her eleven grandchildren, Carmel (Chuck) Anerino, John Rock Longobardi, Peter(Sara) Longobardi, Jim (Rebecca) Montagna, Christopher (Allison) Kauffmann, Joey (Megan) Longobardi, Mary Kate (Matthew) Mazalewski, Elizabeth Kauffmann, Christina Roach, Thomas Becker and Kathleen Becker; five great grandchildren, Dominic Anerino, Luca Anerino, Max Anerino, Carmela Longobardi, Jack Longobardi; and two great granddaughters due in February and March of this year. She is also survived by her brother, Jack (Susan) Kelleher and their family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, February 16, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11am on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015 at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Senior Center, 400 South St, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Weston Senior Center, 1 Bassett Ave, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Denise Zeroka, February 12, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  2. Moira Owens, February 13, 2015

    Joe, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sending you and your family my best wishes.

    Moira Owens (Ursuline classmate)

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  3. Mary Ann Santo (Lobue), February 13, 2015

    I met Mrs. Longobardi through a bible study group several years ago and would see her almost every Sunday at Mass at Our Lady of Fatima. We would talk and I remember always having a warm friendly feeling after our talks. She shared with me a little about her health and I know that her faith was very strong. I feel very blessed to have met her and I wish her entire family peace through this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Mary Ann

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  4. Brian McMurtry, February 13, 2015

    Jackie and Family, please accept the condolences our family sends to yours in this time of separation. The kindness and love of your Mother shines through in this obituary and I saddened to know that the world has lost such a wonderful soul. We need more of her kind with us, but her place in heaven is secure and I trust you are comforted by that.

    We will remember her in our prayers from Indiana.

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  5. Eva Walker, February 13, 2015

    Jimmy left this world too soon and will be dearly missed by family and friends alike. I hope everyone can find peace in the happy time shared with Jimmy because he wouldn’t want it any other way.

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  6. Mary Bertoldie, February 14, 2015

    I want to convey my sympathy to Mrs. Longobardi’s family. I met Pat only a couple of times, but if she was anything like her daughter, Claire, who would do absolutely anything for her family, & I feel sure she would have, then I know she was a great lady. She was my son-in-law’s grandmother (Chris Kauffmann) & I know her many family members loved her.

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  7. Judith Loux, February 14, 2015

    Carmela, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. You taught me that Loss is never easy and the loss of a mother even harder.

    Judy

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  8. Margaret Roche, February 15, 2015

    Patty, I’m so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Please know your family is in my prayers.

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  9. Mary & Stephen Tarnock, Jr, February 16, 2015

    We want to express our sympathy to Mrs. Longobardi’s entire family.
    Patty, you have our thoughts and prayers; may God be with you at this time and always.
    With kindness and love, Mary & Stephen Tarnock, Jr.

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  10. Sue Robinson, February 16, 2015

    Dear Carmela, My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time A Mother lives in our heart FOREVER !!!!!.

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  11. Celia Whitman and Barbara Wright, February 28, 2015

    Pat will always have a special place in our hearts.

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