WHEATLEY - Patrick Anthony, 85, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, in Delmar, NY. Formerly of Islip and Bridgehamption, Dr. Wheatley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Regine (Sartaine) Wheatley; his daughter, Diane, and her husband, Chris Betts, of Delmar; and, Richard Wheatley and his wife, Adrienne Rosenberg, of Sharon, MA. Patrick's grandchildren include Joseph, Henry and Sidney Betts and William Wheatley. Patrick is the son of the former Joseph and Mary Wheatley. Born in Ireland on June 13, 1927 Patrick is a veteran of the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in 1950 and a doctorate in dentistry in 1954 from New York University. Patrick married Regine, a fellow dental school graduate, in 1954. In 1957, they moved to Islip, NY and set up a dental practice which they operated in their home until 1991. Soon thereafter, they moved to Bridgehampton, NY where they lived until 2004when they moved to Delmar to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. A funeral will be held on December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Thomas Church in Delmar, NY. A military burial service will take place at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on December 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Empire State Youth Orchestra, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. www.applebeefuneralhome.com
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Published in Newsday on Dec. 6, 2012