PATRICIA ELIZABETH (PAT) TEMPLETON

Patricia Elizabeth Templeton (nee: Genner) passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 after a long illness.
Pat was born in Wilmington, DE to the late George and Frances (nee: Cullen) Genner, the last of six children (siblings Mary, George, Lawrence, William, and Charles, all deceased). She lived in greater Wilmington her entire life. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1961, and married William Templeton in 1964, to whom she was married for 53 years and who predeceased her by one year and one day. Throughout her life she worked at a number of secretarial, administrative, and accounting jobs, most recently for New Castle County before her retirement; from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, she was a homemaker, raising her two sons.

Pat was a very outgoing person, and maintained many friendships over the years with neighbors, coworkers, and others. She was happiest when with friends and family, and especially loved her two grandchildren, Edward and Isabella. She loved her garden and watching birds, and she was a life-long dog-lover.
Pat is survived by her children William J. Templeton and his wife Bernadette Chung-Templeton of Wilmington, and their children, Edward and Isabella, and Matthew R. Templeton and his wife Jessica Roy of Dedham, Massachusetts; and by her sisters-in-law Alyce Genner of Hockessin, and Elva Genner of Claymont, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home,3924 Concord Pike(Rt. 202 South of Silverside Road), Wilmington(Talleyville)DE 19803, where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Patricia's name to the Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713, Attn: Dev. Dept. To send online condolences, visit: www.mccreryandharra.com