Patricia Ann Townsend

October 22, 1932 - March 21, 2022
Patricia Ann Townsend

Patricia Ann Townsend, age 89 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away on the 21st of March, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Patricia was born on October 22, 1932 in Long Island, NY to the late Daniel and Edna Copans.

Patricia was a loving and devoted mother to her 3 daughters and wife to her husband of 68 years, John. She taught preschool for seventeen years and was beloved by all of her students. Patricia had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved good food and was an excellent cook; thus, creating a family of “foodies”. Patricia and John also loved to travel and did so extensively throughout their lives together. In her later years, she could be found relaxing with a good movie.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband John A. Townsend, her daughters Cynthia and Lisa Townsend of Wilmington, NC, and Kirstin Zarras of Westport, CT, her twin sister Mary Jayne Cannella of Port St. Lucie, her darling seven grandchildren, as well as many other extended family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

There will be a Memorial Service date and time announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, Patricia’s family has asked that donations be made in her honor to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Please leave memories and condolences for Patricia’s family by clicking the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

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


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  • March 22, 2022
    FRANCES AND RHOD HAWK says:
    Pat was a delightful neighbor, and we will miss her smiling face! Our sincerest condolences to all the family members as you process this loss as well as celebrate all the wonderful memories you shared.

  • March 23, 2022
    Elin Warwick says:
    Our sincere condolences to Uncle Jack, Cindy, Lisa , Kirty and all of the extended Townsend family on the loss of our beloved Aunt Pat. We all share so many wonderful memories of family gatherings in Connecticut. Our many years of July 4th celebrations and festive Thanksgiving family gatherings were always happy times made to look easy by Aunt Pat’s graciousness and good heart. Elin Townsend Warwick