Mary Carrican Patana

July 18, 1954 - January 7, 2020
Mary Carrican Patana

Mary Carrican Patana, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Wilmington, NC. Mary was born on July 18, 1954 to Samuel and Leona (Kelley) in Ithaca, NY. She was predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Gary Michael Patana; daughter Amy Jo Thomas (Joe); son James Patana; grandchildren: Caitlin Reid, McKayla Stiller, Joseph Thomas IV, and Neveah Patana; great grandchildren: Lilli Reid, Landon Stiller, and Avery Stiller; sisters: Connie, Cathy, Brenda, and Fran; brothers: Sam and Mike as well as several extended family members and friends.

Mary was a nurse who loved to take care of people, reading her books and watching the dolphins at the beach.

A memorial service will be on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 3 – 5 PM at Bangs Funeral Home, 209 W. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. A blessing of the ashes will be done by Father Chumo at the end of the memorial service.

“She is the person that never asked for anything and would give everything.”

Share memorials and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • January 09, 2020
    Debra (Henderson) Meeker says:
    Much love to all the family. I so appreciate Mary. ❤ She holds a special place in my heart.