Patricia A. “Patti” Lester
June 20, 1947 - September 17, 2023
Patricia A. “Patti” Lester, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Born in Hazleton, PA, on June 20, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Zeuris) Lenhardt. Patti was a graduate of Gunning Bedford High School, class of 1965. She worked as a secretary for the state of Delaware for 30 years until her retirement.
Patti always looked forward to her trips to the beach, especially Fenwick Island, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Deep in her faith, she was a devout Catholic. During football season, Patti enjoyed cheering on her beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. She especially loved butterflies, angels, and flowers.
In addition to her parents, Patti was preceded in death by her long time, loving partner, Michael Shaw. She is survived by her son, Darren J. Lester (Denise); sister, Lynda Bergeron; and grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Lester, Ryan Matthew Lester, Benjamin Smith, and Abby Smith.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.