Patricia Chaney

Obituary of Patricia Chaney

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Patricia Marie Chaney nee Schmitt was born August 17, 1943 in Philadelphia to Frank and Grace (Murphy) Schmitt. She was the oldest of three siblings, Frank Jr, and Donna Pantalone nee Schmitt. Patricia attended all girls Catholic school in West Philadelphia and graduated in 1961. She met Stanley J Stephens Jr. and married on her 20th birthday (8/17/63). They moved to South Jersey and had 2 children Christina Marie Stephens (1966) and John F Stephens (1968). They divorced in 1973 and Patricia married Gary A Chaney 12/8/1979 and were together almost 40 years until his death from lung cancer on 9/12/2019. She moved to Palm Springs to be with her son, John, who cared for her until she passed from Alzheimer's on 9/02/2022. She worked at the Deptford Township MUA from 1974-1996 starting as a secretary and attending night school to get a college education. She became office manager and eventually became the Executive Director when she retired. Mom overcame a lot of challenges and worked hard and made many sacrifices to make sure her children got college educations so they could have a better life. She liked country dancing, vacations at the shore, baking in her own kitchen and Christmas. Gary and Mom would go to the VFW on Sundays to listen to music and spend time with their friends. She will be deeply missed by her children, siblings and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Thursday, September 29 from 12PM to 1PM with Funeral Services being held at 1PM at Evoy Funeral Home 3218 Bayshore Road North Cape May. Rev. Miles Barret, Officiating. Interment will immediately follow on the grounds of St. Mary's Cemetery, Cape May. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any foundation supporting Alzheimer's research. Please visit EvoyFuneralHome.com to share a memory with Patricia's family.
Thursday
29
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Evoy Funeral Homes, Inc.
3218 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
29
September

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Evoy Funeral Homes, Inc.
3218 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
29
September

Final Resting Place

2:15 pm
Thursday, September 29, 2022
St. Mary's RC Cemetery
1056 Seashore Road
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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