Patrick Charles Freeland

October 2, 1978 - September 11, 2021
Patrick Charles Freeland

Patrick Charles Freeland, beloved husband and father, age 42 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on September 11, 2021.

Patrick was born on October 2, 1978 to Dale and Lura Freeland in Hornell, NY.

Patrick and Kate met and married young. They grew up fast together and formed a bond that was strong and unwavering, and added Jacob to their loving family. Ben was born next, and when he got sick, Patrick and Kate’s bond miraculously grew even stronger. They supported each other and their son during the most trying of times. Patrick loved his family, and always thought to the future, while Kate saw more to the here and now. They were different, but so much alike, which is what made them so compatible. Even though he was unable to tell what the future held, Patrick ensured that his family would be taken care of, no matter what. Patrick was also a Program Director for Marine Diesel at Cape Fear Community College, where he touched many lives during his time there. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, coworkers, students, and all those that had the opportunity to know him.

Patrick is survived by a loving family, which include his wife Kathryn “Kate” Freeland, his sons Jacob and Benjamin Freeland, brothers Troy and Mark Freeland, sister Barbara Freeland, and his parents, aforementioned Dale and Lura Freeland.

A service to remember Patrick will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel.

There will also be a service, details to come, in Canisteo, NY.

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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • August 25, 2022
    Reese DeLancey lit a candle:
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  • September 15, 2021
    Wes, Lori, and Noah DeBruhl says:
    We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the Freeland family. Patrick is and will always be missed by his co-workers at CFCC. He was a dedicated, passionate, and an excellent instructor. I know he loved his family very much as he always mentioned you during our conversations. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Wes, Lori, and Noah

  • September 17, 2021
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  • September 17, 2021
    Tom Leasure says:
    Tom and I are so sorry for your loss! Please let us know if you need anything! Your neighbors,Tom and Tammy

  • September 16, 2021
    Katie Meyers says:
    Kate, I am without words – just flooded with emotions. I am just so sorry for your family and will keep you all in my prayers.