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Patricia G. Fleck  

Patricia G. Fleck

Patricia Fleck, age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 24, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

After graduating from Chestnut Hill College in 1958 with a B.S in Chemistry, Pat worked in the Research Library at The DuPont Company. She left to devote herself full-time to starting and raising her family. As if raising eight children was not a big enough challenge, Pat decided to pursue a new career as a nurse. In 1986, she graduated with a second B.S. degree from the Nursing School at the University of Delaware. After working briefly for Christiana Hospital, she spent more than ten years as a Public Health Nurse before retiring in 1999. Pat always appreciated every opportunity to help others.

Spending time with her family was Pat’s greatest joy. She loved feeding people and spent countless hours baking delicious meals and desserts. As a result, her house was always full of family and friends. She was also a wonderful seamstress, sewing intricate, award-winning Halloween costumes and Sunday dresses for her daughters when they were young. Over the years, she devoted many hours to the Newark High School Band Boosters. In her spare time, Pat enjoyed playing the piano, reading and gardening. She was a long-time member of St. John’s-Holy Angels R.C. Church before moving to Middletown and joining St. Joseph’s Parish in 2014.

Pat received a kidney transplant in 2006, and made even more of each moment she had in the following years. She never forgot the donor family’s generous gift. Her family is eternally grateful to that family, which in a moment of grief showed amazing grace and gave Pat the gift of almost 10 more years of love, laughter, children, and grandchildren. Because of this generosity, she volunteered numerous hours to Gift of Life, and encouraged everyone to become organ donors.

Pat is survived by eight children, Eileen Warwick (Steven), Lois Fleck, Susan Perna (Louis), Linda DeSalvo (Gregory), Alan Fleck (Carol), Laura Flack (Brian), Diane Massaglia (Robert) and Michelle Hawley (Michael). Additionally, she leaves behind 14 grandchildren, whom she adored, Gregory, Allison – Captain, USMC, Cassandra, Clarissa, Theodore, Sara, Calvin, Chloe, Ethan, Luke, Alex, Evan, Aidan, and Connor. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Gallagher. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edwin G. Fleck, Jr., in 2011; her parents, James and Cathryn Gallagher; her brother, James Gallagher; and an infant son, John Edwin.

Friends may call from 9 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, December 30, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, E. Main and N. Chapel Streets. Interment will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 South Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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  1. Jeff Rohrbeck, December 27, 2015

    Thinking of you, Lois.

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  2. Glen and Dana Isom, December 27, 2015

    Lois-you and your family are in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your mom. She was a an amazing lady. Glen remembers talking to her and she was glad he was back in town so she wouldn’t have to worry about you.
    Much love to you!
    Glen and Dana

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  3. Tara King, December 28, 2015

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your wonderful family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Tara King / Andrew Leach
    By The Bay Alpacas

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  4. Shelly Gibbons, December 28, 2015

    Diane… I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.. Much Love, Shelly and Family..

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  5. Marianne Oratorio, December 28, 2015

    PAT WAS A LOVELY, VERY KIND LADY WHOM I WILL MISS DEARLY. MAY SHE REST IN THE PEACE OF OUR LOVING GOD’S ETERNAL KINGDOM. EXPRESSING MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY SHE DEEPLY LOVED. MAY THE CHRIST CHILD HOLD EACH OF YOU IN HIS HANDS AS YOU HOLD TIGHTLY TO THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF BOTH YOUR MOM AND YOUR DAD.
    TENDERLY, MARIANNE ORATORIO

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  6. Joe and Anne Navarra, December 28, 2015

    We are very sad with the passing of such a wonderful and loving lady.Our prayers for all the family

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  7. She Gamel-McCormick, December 28, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing

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  8. Bridget Andaloro, December 28, 2015

    Lois,

    I am so very sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Bridget

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  9. Kim Webb, December 28, 2015

    Michelle and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mother passing on Christmas Eve. May the peace of God cover you and your family. There is nothing like a mother’s love. May you always.cherish her loving deeds and dedication.

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  10. Yavet Respes, December 29, 2015

    Michell and family,
    I want to extend my deepest condolences. I am praying for comfort for all of you. Hugs and kisses from me to you .
    Yavet

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  11. David Lutes, December 29, 2015

    Michelle and Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Gina DiBattista, December 30, 2015

    Michelle and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  13. Vicki Crompton, December 30, 2015

    I had the pleasure of working with Pat in the early 90’s and continued a friendship with her thereafter. She was a caring and dedicated nurse but her family was clearly her pride and joy. My heart goes out to you for your loss.

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  14. Shirley Wittman, December 31, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom in the Tallman bldg. back in the late 80’s. She was such a gracious lady. Yes, she loved to feed us as well. She would bring in her monkey bread in the morning and there we were ALL waiting for a taste. May she rest in peace.

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  15. Kathleen Quigley Berg with Lynn Quigley, January 2, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We had the pleasure of sharing the neighborhood with your wonderful parents and are most grateful to have known your mom and dad. I remember your mom as always calm and smiling in the face of all the comings and goings in your home. Such a wonderful woman. God bless you all at this most difficult time.

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  16. Nell Jean, January 4, 2016

    Michelle and Family,

    My deepest condolences to you and the family. May God be with you.

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