Krauss, Patricia Ann May

Wilmington-Patricia May Krauss, age 84 died on November 22, 2021.

Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband Norman of 63 years. Patricia is survived by seven children: MaryKathryn Doheny, Nanette (James) Beckert, Paul (Sybil) Krauss, Gregory (Laurie) Krauss, Melissa Krauss, Steven Krauss,and Melinda (Christopher) Lister: 24 grandchildren: Thomas (Danielle) Doheny, Ryan (Keegan) Doheny, Patricia (Michael) Chisam and Kathryn Doheny; Steven (Angela) Beckert, Caeli (Joseph) Lanzilotti, Maria Beckert,and Michael Beckert; Samantha Krauss, Cortney (Scott) Leezer, Kristina (Brian) Barbera and Sarah (Ryan) Protzko; Alyssa (John) Cogill, Michael (Leah) Krauss, Amanda Krauss, Patrick (Jessica) Krauss and Abigail (Ryan) Meder; Jude Krauss, Benjamin Krauss, and Ella Krauss; John C Lister, Madelyn Lister, Olivia Lister and Amelia Lister; and 17 (and counting) great grandchildren. She is also survived by Phyllis Doherty and Dayle Weber Cabral, cousins who were like sisters to her throughout her life. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents William May and Alice (Weber) May and her older brother, Robert, who died shortly after birth.

Patricia was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, attended Mount Mercy Academy, D’Youville College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Brockport (‘65) with five children in tow.

Patricia was the definition of the word multitasker.

While raising seven children she taught 5th grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary School and was a substitute teacher at Saint Edmond’s Academy. She was active with her friends of both Bridge and Gourmet groups for over 40 years in Delaware. Patricia started and ran a successful Florist business for 30 years, Tricia’s Trimmings, and will be fondly remembered for being a part of many “Joy days” for others. She was an active member of Holy Child Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary and treasured her time with the Ursuline Nuns and Norbertine Priests of Archmere.

She was the consummate hostess and lived her life always ready with a warm meal for others. Patricia (Goo Goo, Joker Grandma, G’Ma, Grandma, Gigi) will be fondly remembered by her children and grandchildren for keeping Christmas on December 26th each year with homemade soups and games so that the whole extended family would always remain connected together.

Patricia was a happy and joyful mother. She lived her life through her faith, always trusting and relying on the Lord. He was her strength. She taught all of her children to always rely on God and to be thankful for the gifts He gave to them. This enabled her to be a loving mother to all - those she birthed and those she cared for like her own.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memoriam to Ursuline Academy, (, Archmere Academy, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Outreach.

The family thanks the staff at Cadia Healthcare Silverside for the kind and compassionate care Patricia received in her final days.

A public visitation will be held on Friday evening December 3rd from 6pm-8pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 4701 Weldin Road Wilmington, DE 19803 on Saturday December 4th at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.

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