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Patricia M. Harrison  

Patricia M. Harrison
“Pat”

August 23, 1936 – November 2, 2017

Patricia M. Harrison, age 81, lifelong resident of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family, on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Pat was born in Honolulu, HI on August 23, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Gertrude (Corbit) McConnell. She was a graduate of Delaware City High School and St. Francis Hospital Medical Lab School. A career lab technician for 50 years, Pat was employed by the former New Castle Laboratory and Lab Corp, Inc.

Active in her community, Pat served as Mayor of Delaware City for 12 years and also served as a Councilwoman. She was a member of the Delaware City American Legion Auxiliary Post 13, the Delaware City Recreation Club, the Red Hatters, and the Tripoli Club. A woman of strong faith, Pat was a longtime parishioner of St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Delaware City. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and aunt and was an adoring grandmother. Pat touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Robert E. Harrison, Sr.; sisters, Marie Eileen (Encee) McConnell, Dorothy Press, and Virginia Lovett; and by her aunt and uncle, Lucy C. and Tex Miller, and uncles, George M. Corbit and Father Joseph A. Corbit, all of whom raised her. She is survived by her children, Robert (Sudzy) E. Harrison, Jr. (Melissa), Mark J. Harrison, Maryann H. Kirk (Jack), and Sharon H. Sutton (Scott); brother, George D. McConnell; sisters-in-law, Rosanne H. Hart and Doris Lee Harrison; and grandchildren, John F. Kirk IV, Ethan H. Kirk, Meredith L. Harrison, Emily S. Harrison, Maria A. Sutton, and Scott H. Sutton, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 am on Thursday morning, November 9, 2017, at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 544, Delaware City, DE 19706 or to the Delaware City Fire Company, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  1. Yvonne G McVey, November 3, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Cherish your memories. Pat was a fantastic woman !

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  2. Jack&Peggy Kirk, November 4, 2017

    Pat will be missed by family and friends,may she rest in peace

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  3. Jack&Peggy Kirk, November 4, 2017

    We will always remember Pat at family gatherings,may she rest in peace

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  4. Anne & Henry Nickle, November 5, 2017

    Pat Harrison was the heart and soul of her town. Our lives have all been enriched by knowing her.

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  5. Lisa Rial, November 5, 2017

    Trish will be sadly missed by family and friends, and this town she loved so very much.
    I’ll always remember all the “ hats” you
    wore for the town.
    Love, Lee

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  6. Sharon Gordy from Lab Corp, November 5, 2017

    Sharon you and your family have my deepest sympathy
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear just know that you are very close in
    every thought and prayer.

    Reply
  7. Mark & Sharon Ayers, November 5, 2017

    Via con Dios, Mamma Suds. One terrific lady and she will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to the Harrison family.

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  8. Diane Meadowcroft, November 6, 2017

    My heart goes out to the Harrison/Kirk family. Pat was a grand lady who was loved, and will be remembered with fondness by many.

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  9. Karen Sargeni & Natalie McDowell, November 6, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Harrison family. Your mom will be greatly missed by all. She brightened every room she entered and will continue to be remembered as the pillar of your family. Love and prayers during this difficult time!

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    • Mary Louise Deakyne, November 7, 2017

      Pat will certainly be missed. Condolences to the Harrison family.

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  10. Joe Patterson, November 6, 2017

    Pat
    I Will miss all the good times we spent together you were a big part of my life in good times and bad some of the things I remember you doing is helping planing my 40Th Birthday Party you were truly a great Party planner But most of all I can’t thank you Enough for helping me Plan Delaware City Day I could not have done it with you.
    Love, Joseph

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  11. Ronda Drummond, November 7, 2017

    My deepest sympathy for all the family and friends of Mrs.Harrison.Delaware City has lost a wonderful icon & beautiful lady!

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  12. Jeanne Kassees Kimerer, November 8, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Pat at St. Francis Hospital way back. I haven’t seen since but have often thought about her. She was a very sweet person. That’s how I remember her. May her memory be eternal!

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  13. Janis & Jack Hagenbucher, November 8, 2017

    We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart.
    Our Sincerest Condolences,
    Jack and Janis Hagenbucher

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  14. Donna Anthony Knight, November 11, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to Sudsy, Mark, Maryann & Sharon on the loss of your Mom. She was a nice neighbor & a caring phlebotomist. Prayers for your families at this difficult time.

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