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Martha Ann Patridge

March 13, 1952 - July 26, 2021

Martha Ann Patridge, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on March 13, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Francis Walter and Alice Jeannette (McKnight) Patridge. Martha worked as an accounting manager for the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay in Newark until her retirement in 2017.

She was a member of the Church of the Nativity in Manor Park, where she taught Sunday school and guided a host of young adults through confirmation. Martha loved to travel, read, and cook. She enjoyed organizing the kitchen for large family gatherings, and was famous for her baked beans.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her brother, Alexander M. Patridge. She is survived by her sister, Mary E. Hammond of Bear; brother, Robert A. Patridge of Wilmington; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martha’s memory to Church of the Nativity, P.O. Box 662, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, online by clicking here.


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  • Please accept my deepest condolences on Martha’s passing. She was a huge part of my life. Loving everyone unconditionally.
    Sending hugs and prayers.

  • I am so sad that Martha passed away. We went to PSduPont High School together, graduated in 1970. I have a funny to share, I was in Old Country restaurant one morning & I looked over at the next table & it was so nice to see her. We hugged so hard. She was a sweet person. I’m going to miss her. 🌹🌹🌹

  • Martha was such a wonderful person and I enjoyed my time working with her at the Girl Scouts! She was always willing to listen to me and was a trooper when I would try and change things. Her family was her life and would do anything for those close to her, even for those in need! She was one of the most selfless people I knew and I was happy to have known her. My thoughts go out with her family at this time… she will be missed!

  • Mary I am so sorry to see that Martha has passed. What a wonderful sister you have been and what a wonderful bond the two of you held. Much love and prayers.

  • Most sincere condolences to your family. Martha was well loved as a person and respected as a part of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council staff. She was always up for fun and her sweet personality endeared her to everyone. Peace and blessing in you and her.

  • Dearest family, please accept my condolences on Martha’s passing. She will truly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. Love Bernice

  • To my very first girlfriend (at 9 years old – just a couple years older than Martha) You have always been a close friend and soulmate. Our love of The Lord was kept alive with your devotion to His Sacred Heart, and your heart always reflected His.

  • I am so sorry to hear this sad news God bless you all you’re in my thoughts and prayers♥️🙏🙏🙏 she was so much fun and so sweet to everyone she’s going to be very missed❤️

  • Martha and her family were friends of the O’Leary family since 1959 when we moved in next door at 2023 Delaware Ave.

    Martha was open, full of love, so very bright and kind. In all of her activities she kept her faith close to her heart and greeted all with tender and inclusive acts.
    My prayer to her family is for the grace to see she is now home with God. So very sorry for your loss

  • From the moment the O’Leary Family moved in next door to the Patridge Family, we felt right at home. We inherited another mom and more siblings! They made our very big family feel right at home. Martha took me under her wing and I remember her ease my worries about starting school. When I confided in her that I really wanted short hair for the first day, she understood how much it meant to me and made it happen. Our beauty salon was the side of the house and she put in a lot of time and effort in making this wish come true. For some reason, our moms were not as excited as me at my new look but I remember LOVING It. I knew 1/4 inch all around looked and felt amazing and could not stop thanking my new big sis and bestie. (the moms got together with a few clips and declared it a pixie). I knew I could always depend on Martha and she never let me down! (Hope she felt the same way as me). After retiring from the Girl Scouts, she helped out Zoe with Girl Scout Cookie sales to get her needed cookies to people at the Church, She always thought of others first giving off herself with a big smile and (according to Zoe) gave such a great hug. I am sure the Lord met her with a big smile and hug as did all of our families that went before her that were lined up to greet Martha. She will be missed by so many in addition to her family here.

  • Martha will always be a big part of my heart. She had an uncanny ability to always call or show up when times got rough.
    She was a sound advisor , a peacekeeper and problem solver. She gave so freely of her time to make her famous beans,
    take friends and family on fun vacations, and just drive to visit when I lived in Virginia, and Maryland. Heaven is a brighter place because you are there. Much love to your entire family always . “HUGS”