Patricia Elizabeth “Pat” Matthews
September 4, 1939 - February 23, 2022
Patricia Elizabeth “Pat” Matthews, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 4, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Cichocki) Bielicki. Pat was a graduate of William Penn High School. She dedicated her life to her family as a talented homemaker.
In her spare time, Pat enjoyed bowling, ceramic making, and watching her favorite sports teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. She was an avid country music fan and loved Elvis Presley. Pat could often be found shopping at any store, she particularly liked QVC. Her favorite holiday to spend time and spoil her family was Christmas. Pat spent many hours every year transforming her home into a Christmas wonderland. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Pat never missed an opportunity to cheer at a sporting event, attend a school activity, celebrate birthdays, graduations and special occasions.
Pat is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene E. “Smiley” Matthews; children, Vivian Dillon (John), Monica Rodkey (Brian), Carrie Kitto (Dave), Gene Matthews (Colleen), and Scott Matthews (Angela); 18 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE, or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or online by clicking here.