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Pattye McNutt

April 1, 1928 - May 23, 2021

Pattye McNutt, aged 93, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Born on April 1, 1928, in Princeton, WV, Pattye was the daughter of Thelma and R.J. Lovell.  

A graduate of Princeton High School, she attended Concord College and graduated with a degree in Education. She married Joseph P. McNutt III in 1947.  Pattye and Joe moved to Newark, DE in 1955, with their young children, Joseph IV and Mary Ellen, when Joe was transferred by the DuPont Co. Pattye and Joe built their home together outside of Newark and spent the rest of their lives enjoying the beauty around them. They started a small business that is still thriving.

Pattye enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, music and poetry. A member of the Newark Methodist Church, she was also active in AAUW for many years. Pattye and Joe spent many winters in Marathon, FL where they enjoyed fishing, swimming and the comradery at the Kingsail Motel.

Pattye was preceded in death by her son, her husband, and her sister, Noma.  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen Stachnik and grandson, Alexander.

A private graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton, WV.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Newark Area Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 951, Newark, DE 19715 or another charity of your choice.


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  • I was very sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. McNutt. She was a great neighbor and friend to our family while I was growing up on Fox Lane. She will be missed. Best wishes.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs. McNutt’s passing. She was a great neighbor and friend to our family. She was very kind and thoughtful. She always made me feel special by sending me cards for my birthday or a holiday and always added a special anecdote. She will be missed. Best wishes to the family.

  • I will so miss Mrs. McNutt: stopping by to see her next door to my parents’ was part of celebrating every holiday for me and my family! Mrs. McNutt’s stories about how Mr. McNutt had built their one of a kind house always intrigued me, her house tours were savored by my kids, and her thoughtfulness seemed unending with heartfelt letters and birthday notes. I will never forget you, Mrs. McNutt. You were a true treasure.