Patricia DeCarlo

May 7 1941
Jul 2 2019
78 Years
West Grove, Pennsylvania

Patricia DeCarlo, 78, of West Grove, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family with her granddaughter Shanna singing to her by her side. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Hess and Martha Campbell Hess. 

Pat was an area resident all her life. She was a member of the first graduating class at the Octorara High School in 1959. She was employed for 27 years by Pepperidge Farms retiring in 1995 as a production line leader. 

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Parkesburg. 

She loved to travel and drove across Country eight times with her girlfriend Marie Price.
She also loved music, singing, doing jigsaw puzzles and reading. She read thousands of books and collected books for her library.

She is survived by three children; John Norton of Kinzers, PA, Roxanne Dowell and husband Dave of North Port, Florida, Joanne LePore and husband Michael of Lancaster, four grandchildren;  Shanna Ware and husband Steve Ferrell of West Grove, PA with whom Pat lived with and was cared by, Savannah Maldando and husband Andy of Brookhaven, MS, Gabrielle Ortiz husband Jose of Columbia, PA and Natasha Lepore of Coatesville, PA six great grandchildren and one sister Dorothy Manley of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by five siblings; Donna Froelich, Norman Hess, Arthur Hess, Jr., Emmanuel Hess and Mary LePore. 

A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkeburg, PA with visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jul 13 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Dear Shanna and Steve we're keeping you in our prayers and love you very much let us know if we can do anything for you love Mom Sarita and Curtis

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patsy you will be missed a lot by all of us .I know you are in a better place now.. may god be with you and bless you .   charles & ida & cinnamon manley

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Everyone who loved Pat, Shanna & Steve Dorothy....... we send our deepest sympathy.

I miss our deep discussions years ago and watching her complete tons and tons of puzzles!!!!!

We are so sorry.  


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I have wonderful memories from our days at Octorara high school. May God surround her family in love

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Thank you so much Ruth Ann, She alwasy spoke so highly of you and she loved getting cards from you every holiday! 

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The chosen photo says it all about this Super Cool Lady ~ Beautifull ~ Bright ~ And Happy. Peace to All. Sincerly Sandy ~

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We send our love and prayers to Pat's entire family.Pat showed her love of God to everyone she met. She was such a wonderful and happy person.

  To Shanna, Steve, and Darrius You could not have done more to make those last years easier or more pleasant for your Mom Mom. You have done a wonderful job of caring. Pat was one of a kind. Mom will miss all the conversations with Pat dearly. So thankful that Pat is now singing with the Saints in Glory.

          God Bless ----- Dorothy and Martha

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My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Patsys children, grand children and great grand children. Patsy was one of a kind and was loved by everyone. Praying that God will comfort you all with may beautiful memories and the support of each other gives you the strength you need in this time.                               God Bless Norma Toto, Luigi and Renee and family and, Ben and Jennifer Stoltzfoos and family





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<p>Even though I can't see you with my eyes your memories will always be with me. Ellen and Gregg Myers&nbsp;</p>

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To family and friends of Pasty,

She always had a smile and a kind word for you when she was with you. Shared a lot of memories.

She loved everyone with all her heart.

Patsy will be missed.

Now she walks with god in peace.

. May god bless you all.

Steve and Bea Marino

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Sympathy for the family. Hoping you can share happy memories. Love Lisa

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Will miss exchanging stories and quiet conversations. Will miss the tasty contributions to gatherings.
Love Audrey

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