Patricia Ann Zervas

November 11, 1931 - May 16, 2021
Patricia Ann Zervas


Patricia Ann Zervas (Boudreau), lovingly known as Ma, Mum, Gramz, Nanee, Granny, Pat, Patsy Watzy, dear friend, age 89, resident of Wilmington, NC since 2012, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2021. After 47 years, she is now reunited with her beloved husband, Peter A. Zervas.

Patricia was born in Ipswich, MA to Ernest John and Myrtle Emma on November 11, 1931.

Patricia was sassy! Her zest was one for the books. She loved wearing hats of all kinds, family, animals, Massachusetts, and Shirley Temples. Family, to her was, everyone she connected with. She had no filter, but had a heart of gold; if you took a chance on her, you were dealt a lifetime of love and laughter.

She is survived by her two loving daughters, Paula Hickey and Melanie Shaw, and devoted sons-in-law, Sean Hickey and Gary Shaw. Grandkids were her jam and she was blessed with Amanda Gibson (Kevin Gibson), Ryan Hickey (April Alexander), Leslyn Holub (Tim Holub), Steven Shaw, and great-grandson Luke Holub.

For those who knew Patricia, you knew her love of animals saw her through until the end. Her “granimal” Mahri, “great granimals”, Harley, Panda, and Louise, will miss her sneaking them treats.

We will love you forever Nanee, bye-bye for now.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to https://adoptanangel.net/. If you making a donation by credit card, please make a note at the pen that it is in memory of Patricia. If paying by check, please make a note in the memo so that the family can properly thank the donors.

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  • May 19, 2021
    Marie Baucom Williams says:
    Your mom was special. I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing here. Loving and caring thoughts your way.

  • June 11, 2021
    Susan Hein says:
    Best wishes to the whole family with love, Susan (Damon) Hein: Nancy Damon's older daughter

  • May 26, 2021
    peggy schwende says:
    Dear Paula and Sean, I'm so sorry for your loss. Patricia was one of a knd, and it was a pleasure knowing her.

  • May 25, 2021
    Mary DeAmario Maione says:
    Patricia was my other Mom. She was my Mom's best friend, and was family. I was very fortunate to have been able to grow up with her and her entire family, and have remained close through all these years. You are forever in my heart, and will be greatly missed. Chochi Mary

  • May 21, 2021
    Linda Mathews says:
    Paula and Sean- sending much love and prayers to you and all your family