Patricia Jean Dennis

August 6, 1930 - March 10, 2011
Patricia Jean Dennis

Patricia Martin Dennis, age 80, of Wilmington, NC, died peacefully on March 10, 2011 in her home, all five children having been by her side that week.

She was born on August 6, 1930 in Paragould, AR, one of three children of the late Edna and Jack Martin. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, F. Stanley Dennis, who departed this earth in 2007.

Patricia, referred to as Pat, is survived by her 2 sons and 3 daughters: Walter M. Dennis of Raleigh, NC; Kathryn E. Dennis and grandson Robert T. Brooks of Wilmington, NC; Jeanni A. Dennis and Robert Brown III of Wilmington, DE; Freda D. Winters and John Tucker of Surf City, NC; and Raymond A. Dennis and Richard Joblonicky of Wilmington, NC. She is also survived by her sister Betty Jo Clayton and her brother Jackie Martin and wife Martha, both of Paragould, AR, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pat spent most of her childhood in Paragould, AR. After meeting her future husband, Stan, on a blind date, they married and began a rich life together living in many cities including: Atlanta, GA; Knoxville, TN; Kinston, NC; Richmond, VA; Old Hickory, TN; Wilmington, DE; and finally retiring in Wilmington, NC, in 1992.

Pat had a fulfilling life. She and Stan travelled frequently in their retirement years, including Alaska and Australia. She made her home a warm and friendly place and it was always full of people and activity. She enjoyed gardening, reading, fine food, music and antiques. She especially loved her cat, Zoë. She was a gifted artist and a member of the Wilmington Art Association & Gallery. She played bridge and Mah Jongg until a few months prior to her death. She had a great sense of humor and was a very kind, caring, loving woman who will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Pat and Stan at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC. Family and friends will be received at 9:30 a.m. prior to mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401.

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  • March 13, 2011
    Frank and Jan Montgomery says:
    We are saddened very much with the news of Pat's death. We have fond memories of Stan and Pat. We talked many times and I remember When they would walk on the pier and watch as I came in with flounders I had caught in the bay in front of the house... All of you are in our thoughts and prayers...

  • May 14, 2011
    Theresa Williamson Kehrer says:
    Dear Walter, Kathy, Freda, Jeanna, and Raymond, I was so saddened to hear this news about your mom. I got a copy of Ray's Letter to Hannah today, and it was the first I had heard this. Your mother was such an important part of my life, you will never know how much. I truly regarded her as my "other mother" when we were young. I think of all of you so often. I always got word over the holidays when mom got a note from "Mrs. Dennis", telling her how all of you were doing. I will miss those notes. Do get in touch with us from time to time, we still like hearing how you are. Hannah's Email is: [email protected] Mine is: [email protected] Fondly, Theresa Kehrer

  • March 14, 2011
    Sally Di/sabatubi says:
    Pat & Stan's Family, Your folks were very special. We shared many wonderful times with them & they were always ready to help people. I lost touch at one point due to some situational stress. Please know that your parents loved each one of you and they were proud of you. Sincerely, Sally DiSabatino

  • March 14, 2011
    Mildred Wilkinson says:
    Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. this comes as a big surprise to me, so I'm hoping she didn't suffer too long. Glad you guys were able to work things out so that she could stay home. Take care and i'll talk to you soon.

  • March 14, 2011
    Greg and Jeanie says:
    Kathy,Bob and family, So sorry to hear of the lose of your Mom and Grandmom, it's hard to let them go, but also know they are not surrering anymore and she is at peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.