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Patricia Quinn “Pat” Callahan  

Patricia Quinn “Pat” Callahan

March 17, 1919-October 3, 2015

Patricia Quinn “Pat” Callahan, age 96, formerly of Union Park Gardens, Wilmington, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2015.

Patricia was born on March 17, 1919, in Wilmington, DE, and was a daughter of the late George Washington and Mary (Writer) Quinn. A graduate of Wilmington High School, Patricia went on to become a talented homemaker and accomplished seamstress.

Active in her community, Patricia was a member of the former Garden Century Club, an active member of Clarence Fraim Senior Center, and a faithful member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She was also a proud supporter of the Delaware Association of Police and Delaware Humane Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lt. John T. Callahan, Sr., sister, Sister Marie of the Immaculate Conception and brother, Millard Quinn. Patricia is survived by her children, Patricia A. Alfieri of Wilmington, DE, John T. Callahan, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Suwanee, GA, and Thomas M. Callahan (Dianne) of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Maureen Alfieri, Nicci Naylor, Lisa Alfieri, Maura Hendrixson, Mauro Alfieri, Joseph Alfieri, Quinn (Callahan) Wicks, John Callahan III, and Michael Callahan; and 12 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Friday, October 9, 2015, at St. Helena R.C. Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 where friends may call from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, 3300 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE 19802.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Elizabeth (Betty) Ciabattoni Lampitt, October 6, 2015

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Patrician Quinn Callahan. Your family was my next-door neighbor on Fifth Street (1606 West Fifth Street to be exact) when “Patsy” was just a little girl. I babysat Patsy and later her brother who was the baptismal God child of my now-deceased sister, Josephine. .Actually, I was eleven years old at the time I babysat Patsy. Although I am deeply sorry about the passing of your beautiful mother, it is a blessing for me to be able to make contact with you to tell you what you already know: you children had wonderful, caring, loving parents. May the souls of your parents rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you., Sincerely, Betty Ciabattoni Lampitt

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  2. Al & Maggie Schmid, Margarethe Sr., October 6, 2015

    How she put up with Tom and Jack is amazing. I should know from the amount of time I spent coming and going from the house on Geddes. She lived a good life and Maggie and I are grateful that we got to know her so well.

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  3. Debbie Tomczak goff, October 6, 2015

    To the Family of Patricia Callahan, My sincere condolences to Pat’s family! I met Pat through her neighbor and my a Dear Aunt Carol Drejka, who was a dear friend to Pat! When we would go on out many times Pat went with us, we would ride around the corner pull in her driveway to pick her up,always have the best of times! I do remember Pat was always dressed nicely in her favorite color lavender or purple,I loved the conversations we had with her,and I remember her laugh! Well now she is joining my beloved Aunt in Heaven, until they meet again. God Bless Pat and her family!

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  4. Currine, October 7, 2015

    To the family of Pat:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I did not know her personally but I do sympathize with what you are experiencing. During this difficult time, the Scripture at Revelation 21:3, 4 may bring you much comfort. In those verses, it speaks of a time when the God of comfort will rid the earth of death, mourning, and tears. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  5. George & Marty Heinly, October 8, 2015

    To Patricia, Jack, Tom and family,
    We were so sorry to read of the passing of your beloved mom. We certainly hope that her life was as wonderful as it was long. Please take comfort knowing that your mom now rests in the loving hands of God.

    Love and God Bless,
    George and Marty

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