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Annie M. Patterson, 90, of New Castle passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 24, 2017, at the Avalon Nursing Center, New Castle.
Born on March 13, 1927, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose DePasquale Scilla.
A lifelong area resident, Annie was a 1945 graduate of New Castle High School.
She married Fred J. Patterson on June 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1991.
She was a devout member of St. Mary's Church, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
Annie retired from St. Francis Hospital in 1991, where she had worked in the dietary department.
She was a member of The Ladies of The Dukes.
She is survived by two sons, James F. Patterson and his wife, Elaine, of New Castle, and Larry N. Patterson and his wife, Michele, of Chesterfield, Virginia; a sister, Jean Allen of New Castle; five grandchildren, Amy (Albert) Ryan, James C. (Jennifer) Patterson, Renee L. (Corey) McNeal, Tosh Patterson and Sean Patterson; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, Annie was preceded in death by three brothers, Cosmo, James and Adolph Scilla; and six sisters, Theresa Isabelle, Ann Scilla, Mary Scilla, Florence Trott, Isabelle Callendrello and Evelyn Stocks.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A Blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Frank Almade, pastor of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
Entombment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Annie's name to the Lawrence County Autism Warriors, Union Area High School, 2106 Camden Ave., New Castle, PA 16101.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on December 25, 2017
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